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February 6, 2023

COLUMBIA POLICE RESPOND TO SHOTS FIRED REPORT – INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY

Late Sunday night, Columbia Police were called to a report of shots fired in the area of 5th Street and Lyon Street. Upon arriving, officers learned an adult female had sustained apparent gunshot wounds. She was transported by EMS to a local hospital. Columbia PD officers, detectives and crime scene investigators responded to the scene and at last word the investigation was underway. The  Missouri Highway Patrol also provided their assistance. More information will be released later.  If you know anything related to this incident, please contact Columbia Police at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.8477.

FIRE FIGHTERS FROM KIRKSVILLE AND SURROUNDING AREAS BATTLE FIRE EAST OF KIRKSVILLE

Around 5:15 pm Sunday night, the Kirksville Fire Department along with others from around the area were called out to a battle a blasé at 21648 Bullion Way, a few miles east of Kirksville. The building was at one time an old abandoned church. The cause of the fire was undetermined and the building was a total loss. No injuries were reported

MAN DIES IN PUTNAM COUNTY GRAIN BIN FRIDAY

KTVO reports after an almost two hour search Friday afternoon, the body of a man was found in a grain bin in Putnam County. The Putnam County E-911 Center received the call just before 3:30 p.m. for a report of a man trapped in a grain bin. Multiple fire departments and emergency services responded to the farm south of Unionville, near Lemons, Mo., off of Missouri Highway 5. After searching the grain bin for an hour and 45 minutes, crews found the body of 61-year-old Bryan Reckrodt. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Unionville Fire Department, Lemons Fire Department, Putnam County Ambulance, Milan Fire Department, Green City Fire Department, Grundy County Fire Department, Trenton Fire Department, Galt Fire Department, Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, helicopter MU 1 out of Moberly and help from numerous community members. The grain bin was about 3/4 full of soybeans.

IOWA MAN KILLED IN LOGGING ACCIDENT SATURDAY IN PUTNAM COUNTY

KTTN Radio reports a Keosauqua, Iowa resident was killed Saturday in a logging accident in northeastern Putnam County. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department said the Amish man, 25-year-old Alvin Bontrager, was struck by a large tree limb as he was cutting timber for logs. The accident happened north of Livonia near 135th Street. The Putnam County E911 telecommunication center received a call during the noon hour on Saturday regarding the accident.

THREE PEOPLE KILLED IN LINCOLN COUNTY CRASH

The Highway Patrol reports 3 people were killed in a Lincoln County crash early Sunday morning. It happened at 3:40 am on South Chantille Road, south of Ethington Road when a vehicle driven by 17 year old female from Winfield was travelling too fast for conditions. The vehicle became airborne, landed, began to skid and travelled off the roadway striking a tree and overturning. The driver had serious injuries as did an occupant identified as 20 year old Trevor Bogert of Troy. Both were transported to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis be helicopter. 3 other occupants including 18 year old William Flickinger of Troy, a 17 year olf femaile from Hawk Point and a 15 year old male from Winfield were all killed in the crash

MONTGOMERY CITY MAN INJURED IN MACON COUNTY CRASH

Troopers say 18 year old Derrick Shaw of Montgomery City sustained minor injuries in a Macon County crash at 12: 10 AM Sunday morning on US 63, 3 miles north of Macon. Shaw’s vehicle traveled off the left side of the roadway, struck a culvert, returned to the road, then travelled off the right side and overturned. He was transported by ambulance to Northeast Regioanl Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment.

MACON COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT SUMMARY OF CALLS

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February 3, 2023

 

POLICE OFFICER SERIOUSLY INJURED IN FRANKLIN COUNTY ACCIDENT

A police officer from Union was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 3:50pm Wednesday in Franklin County.  The patrol says that 26 year old Logan Dale was on Main Street with his vehicle’s emergency lights and siren activated just as a truck driven by 18 year old Lucas Bellville of Union was on MO 47 when both vehicles entered the intersection at approximately the same time and the front of the truck struck the rear right side of the patrol vehicle.  Logan Dale sustained serious injuries while Lucas Bellville suffered minor injuries.  Both were taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment. 

 

MAN HURT IN WEDNESDAY NIGHT CRASH

A man from O’Fallon, MO was hurt in a Wednesday night crash in Franklin County.  The highway patrol reports that it happened at 9:55pm Wednesday as an unknown tractor trailer and a car driven by 20 year old Ethan Hinson were eastbound on I-44 when the driver of the tractor trailer began to change lanes, causing Hinson to apply his brakes in an attempt to avoid a collision, but the right rear of the towed unit struck his car and then the unknown tractor trailer left the scene of the crash.  He was taken to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital in Lake St. Louis for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED TO HELP PREVENT SUICIDE AMONG SERVICE MEMBERS, VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES

On Thursday, Governor Mike Parson announced that the Missouri Governor’s Challenge Team to Prevent Suicide among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families has launched a new website to further the state’s efforts in reducing suicides: www.mogovchallenge.com.

The site provides general information on the team’s projects and strategic priorities, the impact suicide is having on the military community, and resources for both members of the military community and for anyone wishing to support them. The website also offers access to free online military culture and suicide prevention training through PsychArmor for health care providers, Veterans, employers, military family members, and others.

Missouri established a Governor’s Challenge team in 2021 under Governor Parson’s leadership. The Governor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families is a non-partisan state interagency team created to collaborate, plan, and implement suicide prevention best practices and policies for service members, Veterans, and their families across the state.

 




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February 2, 2023

 

TROY TEEN HURT IN WEDNESDAY MORNING ACCIDENT

A Troy teen was hurt in an accident that occurred at around 7:50am Wednesday in St. Charles County.  The patrol says that 32 year old Douglas Fortuna of Silex was on US 61 when he braked due to congestion and his truck was struck by a car driven by 19 year old Abigail Layton of Troy.  After impact, both vehicles traveled off the roadway and struck the cable barrier.  Abigail Layton was transported by ambulance to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake St. Louis for treatment of minor injuries.

 

DRIVER INJURED IN FRANKLIN COUNTY WRECK

A driver was injured in a two-vehicle wreck early Wednesday morning in Franklin County.  The highway patrol said that it happened at 6:30am Wednesday as 18 year old Connor Thomas of Marthasville was on Route A when his car crossed the center of the road and struck a car driven by 32 year old Kara Ressel of Washington.  The teen sustained minor injuries and was taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment.

 

MAN CONVICTED OF KILLING MONTGOMERY COUNTY SNAKE BREEDER SEEKING NEW TRIAL

KMIZ TV in Columbia reports the man convicted of helping kill a prominent snake breeder in Montgomery County is asking for a new trial. Attorneys for Michael Humphrey filed his appeal on Jan. 26 in the state's Eastern District Court of Appeals. The appeal says Judge Jason Lamb should not have allowed a key witness to testify about what a co-defendant in the murder case of Ben Renick told him about who did it. A jury convicted Humphrey in October 2021 of first-degree murder and armed criminal action for killing Ben Renick at his farm in 2017. Prosecutors changed his charge to second-degree murder and recommended a life sentence with parole in exchange for his testimony against Renick's wife, Lynlee Renick. Lynlee Renick was convicted in December 2021 of second-degree murder and armed criminal action. She was sentenced to the jury's recommendation of 16 years in prison.

 

ONGOING SHOOTING INVESTIGATION LEADS TO ARREST

Columbia Police have arrested Sean Eugene Colton, 21, of Columbia, for first-degree domestic assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon. The arrest is in connection to an incident that occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m. Jan. 30 in the 1800 block of West Business Loop 70, when officers responded to a report of shots heard. Upon arriving, officers learned there was an adult male victim with apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital. Officers quickly identified Mr. Colton as the suspect and arrested him. This is an ongoing investigation with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division. If you know anything related to this incident, please contact us at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.8477. Thanks for helping keep Columbia safe by sharing what you know.

 

COLUMBIA POLICE REOPEN MURDER INVESTIGATION

Columbia Police have recently reopened the investigation into the murder of Virginia Davis, 43, of Columbia. She was found deceased in a residence at 1508 Patsy Lane on June 6, 1994. Her death was determined to be a homicide, but a suspect has yet to be identified in this case. If you have any information pertaining to Ms. Davis’ murder, please contact our Criminal Investigations Division at 573-874-7409. To provide information without leaving your name or number, call CrimeStoppers at 573-875-8477.

 

 




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February 1, 2023

 

MAN KILLED IN MONDAY NIGHT WRECK

A St. Charles man was killed in a one-vehicle wreck Monday night in St. Louis County.  State troopers report that it happened at 11:45pm Monday as 69 year old Frank Sun was eastbound on I-70 when his car ran off the right side of the road, struck a guardrail and then returned to the roadway and traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck the median wall.  He was taken to SSM Health DePaul Hospital where he died from his injuries a short time later.

 

MISSOURI TO OBSERVE EARTHQUAKE AWARENESS MONTH IN FEBRUARY WITH EMPHASIS ON PREPARDNESS

Each February, the state of Missouri observes Earthquake Awareness Month to emphasize the chance of a major earthquake occurring in the New Madrid Seismic Zone and the importance of being prepared. Located in Southeast Missouri, the NMSZ generated some of the most powerful earthquakes to ever jolt the nation. A series of major quakes occurred in 1811-1812, destroying buildings, ringing church bells hundreds of miles away and briefly causing the Mississippi River to run backward.  The area is still active today with an average of more than 200 earthquakes each year, though most are too small to be felt. No one can predict exactly when an earthquake will occur, but scientists agree that large earthquakes in this zone still pose a risk. The State Emergency Management Agency known as SEMA has several resources for families, schools and businesses are available on SEMA's Earthquake Preparedness website. Included are fact sheets, interactive maps and informational videos that explain what to do in the event of an earthquake. Please visit sema.dps.mo.gov/earthquake_preparedness for more information and make sure you and your family are prepared for the quake we hope will never come.

 

STATE SEEKING ORGANIZATIONS TO PROVIDE NUTRITIOUS MEALS TO CHILDREN DURING SUMMER MONTHS

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is looking for non-profit organizations throughout the state to help feed thousands of children who would otherwise go without meals during the summer months and during times of public emergencies, when children do not have access to free or reduced-price meals at school.

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) reimburses organizations for meals they serve to children under the age of 18 who are at risk of not having enough to eat during the summer months. The program is one of the ways Missouri is working to fight childhood hunger. Organizations that choose to sponsor the SFSP will help ensure that children in underserved areas of the state continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session.

Organizations eligible to participate in the program as sponsors include non-profit organizations such as schools, faith-based organizations, camps, private nonprofit agencies and local government entities. The sites qualify if they are located in areas where at least half of the children are eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals.

The federally funded program is administered by DHSS. The department will accept applications from new non-profit organizations March 1 through May 15 to participate in the program. Organizations interested in serving nutritious meals to children through the summer are requested to apply. Training in the requirements for the program will be provided.

More information about the Summer Food Service Program is available online at www.health.mo.gov/sfsp or by telephone at 888-435-1464 (toll-free).  Hearing- and speech-impaired citizens can dial 711. Community organizations that would like to become sponsors may also email the Summer Food Service Program at sfsp@health.mo.gov or write to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Summer Food Service Program, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102 for more information.

 




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January 31, 2023

 

TWO INJURED IN ST. CHARLES COUNTY ACCIDENT

Two people were injured in an accident that occurred at 10:45am Monday in St. Charles County.  The patrol says that both 24 year old Faye Tam of Middletown, OH and 26 year old Jackson Smith of Cincinnati, OH were passengers’ in a car driven by 28 year old Tyler Heinkelein of Middletown, OH.  They were eastbound on I-70 when the driver overcorrected and spun out, causing his car to be struck in the rear by a car driven by 64 year old Karl Heiland of Beavercreek, OH.  Both the woman and the man were transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN MONDAY MORNING WRECK

A Hazelwood man was seriously injured in a two-vehicle wreck Monday morning in St. Charles County.  The highway patrol said it happened at around 10:15am Monday as two vehicles were traveling eastbound on I-70 when 63 year old Linda Bruegenhemke of St. Peters lost control of her vehicle and spun out, causing a truck driven by 61 year old Elmer Lavely of Hazelwood to travel off the left side of the roadway and struck a concrete median barrier, returned to the road and struck her vehicle in the rear.  He was taken to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis with serious injuries.

 

TWO MEN HURT IN WARREN COUNTY CRASH

Two men from Cincinnati, OH were hurt in an early Monday morning crash in Warren County.  State troopers report that two vehicles were eastbound on I-70 when 20 year old Kobe Dean lost control on the ice covered roadway and the passenger side of his automobile hit the driver side of a vehicle driven by 47 year old Van Jenkins of Atlanta, GA.  Both Kobe Dean and his passenger 22 year old Dante Davis sustained minor injuries and were taken to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital in Lake St. Louis for treatment.  The crash occurred at 12:30am Monday.

 

 




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January 30, 2023

CHIEFS HEADED FOR THE SUPERBOWL

The Kansas City Chiefs are advancing to Super Bowl LVII following a 23-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship game on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. After suffering a high ankle sprain last week in the Chiefs win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in the Divisional Round, Patrick Mahomes led the team to the Sunday night victory. Earlier in the day, the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the San Francisco 49ers, 31-7, in Philadelphia, to advance to championship game for the first time since the 2017-18 season.

MEXICO MAN WANTED FOR 1ST DEGREE MURDER AND MORE

As a result of the investigation into the fires that occurred in the early morning hours of December 23, 2022, the Audrain County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office applied for and obtained an arrest warrant for Brandon S Spears, age 43, for Murder 1st degree, Arson 1st degree (times two), and Armed Criminal Action. In addition, Spears has an active arrest warrant from the Missouri Department of Probation and Parole for a probation violation. Spears was a resident of the apartment building that burned and the son of Ruth Stuart who died in the incident. Anyone with information about the investigation or Spears’ location is asked to contact CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 392-TIPS or (800) 392-8477 or the Mexico Public Safety Department at (573) 581-2100 or (573) 473-5800.

TROY DRIVER INJURED IN LINCOLN COUNTY WRECK

The Highway Patrol reports 73 year old Michael Frost of Troy sustained moderate injuries when he lost control of his vehicle on an Icy Lincoln County roadway at 7:30 Sunday night. Frost was westbound on Highway 47, west of Highway W when his vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

ICY ROADWAY RESULTS IN CRASH INVOLVING CHILLICOTHE DRIVER

The patrol said 66 year old Mark Miller of Chillicothe was eastbound in Henry county when his vehicle slid on the ice covered road and he failed to stop at a stop sign and struck another vehicle driven by Kyle Wolfd of Clinton. That crash happened at the Route Y and Route OO intersection at 6:40 pm Sunday. Neither driver was injured. A 16 year old male in the Miller truck had moderate injuries. Three occupants in the Wolfd truck were injured including 41 year old Elmo Fannon and 36 year old Blaze Counts all had moderate injuries while Mark Doleman had minor injuries.

GLASGOW MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN SALINE COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Glasgow man was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 6:15am Saturday in Saline County.  The patrol says that 23 year old Martin Nevels was on MO 240 when his car traveled off the north side of the roadway, struck the ground and overturned, ejecting him from the car.  He was taken to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.

WOMAN HURT IN FRIDAY MORNING CRASH

A St. Louis woman was hurt in a Friday morning crash in St. Charles County.  State troopers report that it happened just before 7am Friday as 29 year old Kayla Goodwin was westbound on I-70 when her car was struck by a car driven by 49 year old Matthew Westphal of O’Fallon, IL, causing her car to slide off the road and strike the concrete median barrier.  She sustained minor injuries and was taken to SSM Health DePaul Hospital for treatment.

PLANNED ROADWORK FOR NORTHEAST MO, JAN. 30 – FEB. 9

The following is a list of general highway maintenance work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in the Northeast Missouri region for Jan. 30 – Feb. 9.  All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/.  Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There will also be moving operations throughout the region, in addition to the work mentioned below.  You are also encouraged check the map for other roadwork across our listening area and other parts of the Show Me State.  

Audrain County

Lincoln County

·         U.S. Route 61 (Southbound) –Jan. 30 & 31, the road will be reduced to one lane from Lincoln County Route C to Lincoln County Route U between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for bridge maintenance.  There will be a width restriction of 10 feet in place while work is being completed.

·         U.S. Route 61 (Northbound) – Feb. 1 & 2, the road will be reduced to one lane from Lincoln County Route U to Lincoln County Route C between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for bridge maintenance.  There will be a width restriction of 10 feet in place while work is being completed.

Marion County

·         Route MM –Jan. 31 & Feb. 1, the road will have short-term CLOSURES at various locations between Veterans Road and Paulina Drive in Hannibal between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for brush cutting operations. 

Monroe County

·         Route V –Jan. 30 – Feb 1, the road will be CLOSED from U.S. Route 36 at Hunnewell to Monroe County Route FF between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for pavement patching operations.

Montgomery County

·         I-70  Westbound Ramps (MM 175) – Feb 2, the ramps will be CLOSED between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. for pavement repairs.

·         I-70  Eastbound Ramps (MM 175) – Feb 2, the ramps will be CLOSED between 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. for pavement repairs.

Warren County

·         Missouri Route 94 – Feb. 1 & 2, the road will be reduced to one lane one-half mile before to immediately after the bridge just east of Rush Island Road between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for bridge maintenance.  There will be a width restriction of 10 feet in place while work is being completed.





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January 30, 2023

 

WOMAN HURT IN FRIDAY MORNING CRASH

A St. Louis woman was hurt in a Friday morning crash in St. Charles County.  State troopers report that it happened just before 7am Friday as 29 year old Kayla Goodwin was westbound on I-70 when her car was struck by a car driven by 49 year old Matthew Westphal of O’Fallon, IL, causing her car to slide off the road and strike the concrete median barrier.  She sustained minor injuries and was taken to SSM Health DePaul Hospital for treatment.

 

GLASGOW MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN SALINE COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Glasgow man was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 6:15am Saturday in Saline County.  The patrol says that 23 year old Martin Nevels was on MO 240 when his car traveled off the north side of the roadway, struck the ground and overturned, ejecting him from the car.  He was taken to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.

 

PLANNED ROADWORK FOR NORTHEAST MO, JAN. 30 – FEB. 9

The following is a list of general highway maintenance work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in the Northeast Missouri region for Jan. 30 – Feb. 9.

All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/.

Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region, in addition to the work mentioned below. MoDOT asks drivers to work with us by buckling up, putting your phone down, slowing down and moving over in work zones.

 

Audrain County

Route K – Feb. 6-9, the road will be CLOSED from Audrain Co. Road 649 to Audrain Co. Road 553 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily for core drilling operations.

Lincoln County

U.S. Route 61 (Southbound) –Jan. 30 & 31, the road will be reduced to one lane from Lincoln County Route C to Lincoln County Route U between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for bridge maintenance.  There will be a width restriction of 10 feet in place while work is being completed.

U.S. Route 61 (Northbound) – Feb. 1 & 2, the road will be reduced to one lane from Lincoln County Route U to Lincoln County Route C between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for bridge maintenance.  There will be a width restriction of 10 feet in place while work is being completed.

Marion County

Route MM –Jan. 31 & Feb. 1, the road will have short-term CLOSURES at various locations between Veterans Road and Paulina Drive in Hannibal between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for brush cutting operations. 

Monroe County

Route V –Jan. 30 – Feb 1, the road will be CLOSED from U.S. Route 36 at Hunnewell to Monroe County Route FF between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for pavement patching operations.

Montgomery County

I-70  Westbound Ramps (MM 175) – Feb 2, the ramps will be CLOSED between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. for pavement repairs.

I-70  Eastbound Ramps (MM 175) – Feb 2, the ramps will be CLOSED between 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. for pavement repairs.

Warren County

Missouri Route 94 – Feb. 1 & 2, the road will be reduced to one lane one-half mile before to immediately after the bridge just east of Rush Island Road between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for bridge maintenance.  There will be a width restriction of 10 feet in place while work is being completed.

Missouri Route 94 – Feb. 1 & 2, the road will be reduced to one lane one-half mile before to immediately after the bridge just west of Massas Creek Road between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for bridge maintenance.  There will be a width restriction of 10 feet in place while work is being completed.

 

 




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January 27, 2023

 

NIGHTTIME LANE REDUCTIONS CONTINUE FOR I-70 AND MISSOURI ROUTE 19

Drivers will continue to experience temporary traffic impacts over the next few months when traveling on Interstate 70 and Missouri Route 19, near New Florence.

The Missouri Department of Transportation and its contractor, Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc., have scheduled the following traffic impacts:

 

All work is weather dependent and schedules are subject to change.  Drivers will be alerted to all traffic impacts through signs and changeable message boards.

 

MAJOR FOOD PROCESSING CENTER AND COLD STORAGE FACILITY TO OPEN IN KANSAS CITY, INVESTING $199.6 MILLION AND CREATING 583 JOBS

West Liberty Foods, a leading protein processor, announces it will open a food processing center in Kansas City, attached to supporting cold storage facility to be developed by Vertical Cold Storage. The companies are expected to invest a combined $199.6 million and create 583 jobs.

West Liberty Foods ranks among the continent’s top 50 protein processors, producing nearly 650 million pounds of food product each year for grocery stores and restaurants across the country. The company’s food processing center and cold storage facility will be directly connected and support the production of grab-and-go sandwiches. The facility will be located at the I-49 Logistics Center, a 1340-acre development in southwest Kansas City developed in partnership with Port KC.

West Liberty Foods is headquartered in Iowa with additional production facilities in Utah and Illinois. The new 327,000-square-foot Kansas City facility represents the company’s first expansion into Missouri. The accompanying cold storage space operated by Vertical Cold Storage, which provides comprehensive cold storage services for frozen and refrigerated foods, will be the company’s sixth location nationwide.

 

 




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January 26, 2023

 

PEDESTRIAN SERIOUSLY INJURED AFTER BEING STRUCK BY TRUCK EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING

A pedestrian was seriously injured after being struck by a truck early Wednesday morning in Lincoln County.  The highway patrol said it happened at 6am Wednesday when 57 year old Irwin McRoberts of Troy entered the roadway on Highway 47 and into the path of a truck driven by 64 year old Lee Thompson of Troy when he was struck by it.  McRoberts was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis with serious injuries. 

 

MAN INJURED IN FRANKLIN COUNTY WRECK

A Union man was injured in a one-vehicle wreck that occurred just before 5am Wednesday in Franklin County.  State troopers report that 20 year old Julian Crider was on Route A when he swerved to avoid a pedestrian in the road, causing his vehicle to travel off the right side of the road and strike a culvert pipe.  He was taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

DRIVER HURT IN EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING CRASH

21 year old Ethan Blaylock of Washington, MO was hurt in an early Wednesday morning crash in Franklin County.  MSHP said that he was on MO 100 and driving too fast for the road conditions when his car slid off the left side of the road and struck the median barrier.  He sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment.  The crash occurred at 6:10am Wednesday.

 

TWO INJURED, ONE SERIOUSLY IN RANDOLPH COUNTY ACCIDENT

Two Moberly residents were injured, one seriously in an accident that occurred at 7:55am Wednesday in Randolph County.  The patrol says that 23 year old Conar Maylee was on Route M when he lost control of his truck due to the snow covered roadway, traveled off the left side of the road, struck a tree and came to rest in a creek.  He suffered minor injuries and decided to seek own treatment, while his passenger 22 year old Maya Stilwell was transported by ambulance to Boone Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.   

 

 




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January 25, 2023

 

HEAVY, WET SNOW TO CREATE A WINTRY WEDNESDAY

A winter storm is expected to bring snow to much of Missouri beginning Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning, affecting Wednesday morning’s commute. Snowfall amounts up to 4 inches have been forecasted for the north and central part of the state with 5 to 9 inches possible south of Interstate 44.

The Missouri Department of Transportation urges all drivers to be aware of changing road conditions both where they are and where they plan to be.

“Crews will be out Tuesday night as the temperatures drop and conditions change from rain to snow,” said Becky Allmeroth, MoDOT’s chief safety and operations officer. “We are expecting a very heavy, wet snow which is great for making snowmen but can make roads very difficult to drive on. If you must be out, adjust your speed to the road conditions.”

If you need to travel, make sure you have a full tank of gas, blankets, gloves and provisions like water and snacks in the event of an emergency. Make sure your cellphone is fully charged, but never use it while driving. If you should slide off the road, or are involved in a crash, stay inside your vehicle with your seat belt buckled until help arrives. 

If you encounter a snowplow or salt trucks on the road, always give them room to work. Do not tailgate or try to pass. Snowplow operators are reacting to the road ahead of them with a very limited field of vision. You may see them, but they may not see you.

 

STATE AWARDS $30 MILLION IN FUNDING TO HELP COMPANIES FIND AND TRAIN WORKERS

On Tuesday, Governor Mike Parson announced that the Department of Economic Development (DED) has awarded $30 million through the ARPA Workforce Training Grant Program. The program is focused on helping companies address workforce shortages by recruiting and training thousands of Missourians.

“As we continue to invest in our workforce, we’re excited to announce the recipients of the Workforce Training Grant Program,” Governor Parson said. “From day one, our administration has made it a top priority to ensure employers have the workers they need to expand and grow. A stronger workforce means a stronger tomorrow, and this program will go a long way in ensuring Missouri workers can meet the demands of the future.”

The ARPA Workforce Training Grant Program, funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), was launched in August 2022. The program awarded competitive grants to a wide range of applicants and will train workers for a variety of industries including child care, health care, broadband deployment, manufacturing, and more. The grant is also aimed at helping those who need it most, encouraging recipients to train at-risk and low-income populations.

“This program is going to help employers in critical industries find the workers they need to propel our economy forward,” Maggie Kost, Acting Director of the Department of Economic Development said. “At the same time, it will equip real people with job skills that improve their lives, provide for their families, and benefit their communities.”

 

PSC GRANTS CONFLUENCE RIVERS REQUEST TO PURCHASE A WATER AND SEWER SYSTEM IN ST. CHARLES COUNTY

The Missouri Public Service Commission has granted Confluence Rivers Utility Operating Company, Inc. (Confluence Rivers) a certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN) to acquire, own, install, operate, manage and maintain a water and sewer system in St. Charles County.

Confluence Rivers proposes to purchase all of the water and sewer utility assets of Stone Ridge Meadows Home Owners Association, Inc. (Stone Ridge). Confluence Rivers proposes to charge residential customers a fixed water rate of $27.50 a month and a fixed sewer rate of $27.50 a month until such time as the rates are modified according to law.

The Commission approved the application determining: 1) There is a need for the service; 2) Confluence Rivers is qualified to provide the proposed service; 3) Confluence Rivers has the financial ability to provide the service; 4) Confluence Rivers’ proposal is economically feasible; and 5) The service promotes the public interest.

Confluence Rivers provides water service to approximately 4,400 customers and sewer service to approximately 4,600 customers in Missouri. Stone Ridge currently provides water and sewer services to approximately 18 residential connections in St. Charles County.

 

 




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January 24, 2023

 

COLUMBIA MAN INJURED IN CALLAWAY COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Columbia man was injured in an accident that occurred at around 9:30am Monday in Callaway County.  The patrol says that 71 year old Bobby Baker was on MO 94 when he apparently fell asleep at the wheel, causing his truck to travel off the left side of the roadway, strike a culvert and two telephone poles and then came to rest on the south side of MO 94.  He was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

WOMAN HURT IN SUNDAY AFTERNOON WRECK

A St. Louis woman was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck Sunday afternoon in St. Louis County.  State troopers report that it happened at around 12:45pm Sunday as 20 year old Angelique McCrary was eastbound on I-70 when an unknown vehicle made an improper lane change from lane 3 to lane 2 which in turn made her avoid them to the left and her car began to skid, ran off the left side of the road, struck a concrete median barrier, returned to the roadway and ran off the right side of the road, went down an embankment, struck some rock and came to rest.  She sustained minor injuries and was taken to Barnes Jewish Hospital for treatment.

 

DRIVER HURT IN CAR CRASH

39 year old Corrine Argus of House Springs was hurt in a car crash Sunday afternoon in Jefferson County.  The highway patrol said that she was on Miller Road when she failed to maintain a single lane and her car traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a utility pole.  She was taken to Mercy Hospital South for treatment of minor injuries.  The crash occurred at around 1:40pm Sunday.

 

 




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January 23, 2023

KEYTESVILLE WOMAN CHARGED WITH MURDER FOLLOWING DEADLY SHOOTING FRIDAY

The incident happened around 7:30 a.m. Friday at a home on Grand Avenue (Route K) in southern Keytesville. Authorities were called to a possible home invasion, but the incident turned out not to be a home invasion. The Chariton County Sheriff’s Office called in the patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control to assist. The DDCC then took over the investigation at the request of the sheriff. Following the Patrol investigation, Sherri L. Laws, 52, of Keytesville, is facing charges of second-degree murder, armed criminal action, two counts of tampering with physical evidence and delivery of a controlled substance. Investigators said Laws shot and killed Jacob D. Abney, 38, of Grandview, Missouri. KTVO’s John Garlock reports Cpl. Justin Dunn said Abney had gone to the Keytesville residence where Laws and James M. Johnson, 50, lived. One of the two let Abney into the house where a physical altercation started. The fight then moved outside. Johnson was shot and injured. He was taken to Moberly Regional Medical Center by ambulance, then flown to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment. Abney suffered gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy is scheduled. Laws is being held without bond in the Chariton County jail. The investigation is continuing

VANDALIA MAN KILLED IN UTV ACCIDENT FRIDAY AFTERNOON

A Vandalia man was killed in an UTV accident that occurred at 4:45pm Friday in Ralls County.  The patrol says that 26 year old Brandon McCurdy was on Vermont Lane, 2 miles southeast of Perry, MO when his UTV struck a deer in the roadway and after impact it ran off the left side of the road, struck a ditch and overturned, ejecting the driver.  He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

DECEASED MALE FOUND INSIDE RESIDENCE AFTER AUTHORITIES RESPOND TO RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE FIRE IN MOBERLY

Saturday morning, January 21, 2023 at approximately 5am, Moberly Police and Fire Department were dispatched to 1625 S Morley Street in Moberly in reference to a residential structure fire. Officers found the body  a deceased male subject inside the residence. The State Fire Marshall and Randolph County Coroner was contacted to assist in the investigation. The Randolph County Coroner later identified the victim as 62 year old Norman Lee Reed of Moberly. The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time. Moberly police said the fatal house fire was reported at approximately 5 a.m. at 1625 South Morley Street in Moberly. As of late Sunday afternoon, the cause of the fire remained undetermined and under investigation.

MADISON JUENILE INJURED IN MONROE COUNTY CRASH SUNDAY

Troopers report a 17 year old male from Madison was injured in a single vehicle crash on MO 151, 4 miles north of Madison at 4pm Sunday. According to the crash report, the juvenile was north bound and his vehicle ran off the right side of the road. The driver overcorrected and the vehicle went off the left side of the highway, crossed a county gravel road and struck an embankment. The driver had moderate injuries and was transported to Moberly Regional Medical Center for treatment by private auto.

TWO INJURED, ONE SERIOUSLY IN BOONE COUNTY ACCIDENT

Two drivers were injured, one seriously in an accident that occurred at 5:50pm Friday in Boone County.  The patrol says that 37 year old Brandon Lightfoot of Fayette turned south onto US 63 from MO 124 west into the path of a car driven by 49 year old Oliver Oerly of Moberly which caused his car to strike the rear of Lightfoot’s truck and then both traveled off the left side of the roadway, with the truck coming to rest on the left shoulder of southbound US 63, while the car came to rest in the left lane of northbound US 63 and also another car was  involved in the accident as 25 year old Dimetri Mattingly of Moberly traveled in the left lane and his car struck the front of Oerly’s car.  Mattingly sustained serious injuries while Lightfoot suffered moderate injuries.  Both were transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

WOMAN HURT IN FRIDAY EVENING WRECK

31 year old Mary Meininger of Ashland was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck Friday evening in Boone County.  The highway patrol said it happened at 5pm Friday as she was on Route N when she failed to negotiate a curve, causing her truck to run off the right side of the road, hit a ditch and overturned.  She was treated and released at the scene for minor injuries.

LOUISIANA WOMAN INJURED IN SATURDAY MORNING CRASH

A Louisiana woman was injured in a Saturday morning crash in Pike County.  State troopers report that 60 year old Mary Cisco was on Highway 79 when her car traveled off the right side of the roadway and then returned to the road, she overcorrected, causing it to run back off the right side, strike a ditch and overturned.  She was taken to Pike County Memorial Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.

LANCASTER MAN FACING FELONY CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES

According to a report on KTVO, Ronnie Lee Miller Sr., 69, of Lancaster, is charged with possession of child pornography and sexual exploitation of a minor child. According to court documents, the Schuyler County Sheriff's Office received a report on January 13, 2023, that one of Miller's family members was using Miller's home computer and found images depicting nude children under the age of 14 in sexually explicit poses and engaged in sexual acts. Investigators seized Miller's computer and cell phone from his home in the 300 block of West Madison Street in Lancaster for forensic examination. They say they found 37 images of child pornography showing underage girls. Court documents reveal that bed sheets seen in the photos have the exact same pattern as the sheets on Miller's bed. Miller was booked into the Schuyler County jail on $200,000 cash-only bond. He'll be transferred to the Adair County jail.

MILAN POLICE INVESTIGATE HIT AND RUN

Authorities in Milan, MO are investigating a Saturday evening hit-and-run accident where a vehicle hit a building during a snow storm. Milan Police Chief Gail Hayes told KTVO a possibly red van hit the corner of the former Casey's General Store building in the 200 block of East 3rd Street in Milan and then fled the scene. Police do not know who the driver was. Hayes said the damage to the building was minimal.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT WEEKLY REPORT

This report covers the period 01/06/2022 – 01/12/2023 and was submitted by the Sheriff’s Department

·         On January 6, 2023, deputies received information about a vehicle involved in the theft of radiators and rims from an auto parts store in Hermann. Deputies located the vehicle traveling north on Highway 19 and conducted a traffic stop. Upon contact with the driver, deputies discovered his driving privileges were suspended. While talking to the two occupants, deputies noticed several radiators in the back seat. Hermann Police Department arrived on scene and took both subjects into custody for theft and transported them back to Hermann. Deputies will be filing charges against the driver for Driving While Suspended.

·         On January 6, 2023, deputies stopped a vehicle in the High Hill area for failing to register their vehicle. Deputies made contact and discovered the driver did not have a valid license and the vehicle was reported stolen out of Cleveland, Ohio. The vehicle was towed and the driver was arrested, transported to the Montgomery County Jail, and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle without a Valid License and Tampering with a Motor Vehicle.

·         On January 9, 2023, deputies received a report of possible drug activity at the Love’s Truck Stop. Deputies began investigating the situation and made contact with the suspect. Through the course of the investigation, Deputies located 11.75 grams of methamphetamine and a pipe in the subjects' pockets. The subject was arrested, transported to the Montgomery County Jail, and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Drug Paraphernalia.

·         On January 9, 2023, Deputies were patrolling the area of Hwy 19 and Porters Road when they observed a vehicle traveling 84 mph in a 60 mph zone. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle and upon making contact with the driver he advised deputies his license was revoked. After confirming his driving privileges were revoked, he was arrested and transported to the Montgomery County Jail.

·         On January 10, 2023, deputies responded to High Hill for a report of a suspicious person in the area. The residents were concerned as the subject was walking from house to house knocking on doors and asking for a ride. Upon making contact with the subject, deputies noticed his behavior was very erratic and he appeared to be under the influence of an illegal substance. The subject refused a ride and was told to leave the area. The subject failed to leave the area and continued to harass area residents. Deputies made contact with the subject and attempted to take him into custody, but he fled on foot. After a short foot pursuit deputies caught up with the subject and attempted to restrain him. He began physically resisting the deputy's efforts. With the assistance of a local citizen, the subject was safely taken into custody. After being evaluated by EMS he was transported to the Montgomery County Jail pending charges of Trespassing and Resisting Arrest.

·         On January 10, 2023, deputies were patrolling the area of Long Road when they observed a vehicle being operated by someone, deputies knew had a suspended driver's license. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle and upon making contact with the driver, it was confirmed her driving privileges were suspended. After further investigation, deputies located two small bags of methamphetamine and a syringe inside the vehicle. The driver was arrested, transported to the Montgomery County Jail, and charged with Driving While Suspended and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

𝐂𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐖𝐞𝐞𝐤:

·         911 Accidental – New Florence

·         Public Service Request – Montgomery City

·         Stealing – Montgomery City

·         Information – High Hill

·         Public Service Request – Wellsville

·         Citizen Assist – New Florence

·         Information – Warren County

·         Motorist Assist – High Hill

·         Alarm – Montgomery City

·         Disturbance – Montgomery City

·         Suspicious Person – Jonesburg

·         Stolen Vehicle – Montgomery City

·         Suspicious Vehicle – High Hill

·         Stolen Vehicle – Montgomery City

·         Domestic – Montgomery City

·         Fraud – Montgomery City

·         Public Service Request – High Hill

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – Montgomery City

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – I 70

·         Pedestrian Check – I 70

·         Public Service Request – New Florence

·         Public Service Request – Wellsville

·         Disturbance – Montgomery City

·         Suspicious Activity – Montgomery City

·         Fire – Jonesburg

·         Narcotic Activity – New Florence

·         Traffic Hazard – Montgomery City

·         Break In – Jonesburg

·         Investigation – Jonesburg

·         Stolen Vehicle – Jonesburg

·         Break In – New Florence

·         Juvenile Complaint – Bellflower

·         Abandoned Vehicle – Middletown

·         Abandoned Vehicle – New Florence

·         Motorist Assist – Montgomery City

·         Medical – Jonesburg

·         Arrest Attempt – Bellflower

·         Investigation – Montgomery City

·         Assist MSHP – I 70

·         C & I – Wellsville

·         Motorist Assist – I 70

·         Suspicious Person – High Hill

·         Suicidal Subject – Rhineland

·         Public Service Request – Montgomery City

·         Check Well Being – Montgomery City

·         Disturbance – Montgomery City

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – Rhineland

·         Animal Complaint – Middletown

·         Medical – Montgomery City

·         Public Service Request - New Florence

·         Special Assignment – Montgomery City

·         Burglary – New Florence

·         C & I – I 70

·         Civil Matter – New Florence

·         Trespassing – Montgomery City

·         911 Accidental – Middletown

·         Medical – Wellsville

·         Attempt to Contact – New Florence

·         Suspicious Activity – Montgomery City

·         911 Accidental – Rhineland

·         911 Accidental – Jonesburg

·         Information – Rhineland

·         Check Well Being – Middletown

·         Information – Unknown

·         Suspicious Activity – Jonesburg

·         Suspicious Activity – New Florence

·         Threats – Bellflower

·         Suspicious Activity – High Hill

·         Check Well Being - Middletown

·         Driving While Revoked - Montgomery City

·         Tamper With Motor Vehicle - New Florence

·         Possession of Controlled Substance - New Florence

·         Driving Without Valid License - Wellsville

·         Warrant Arrest - Montgomery City

·         Warrant Arrest - Bellflower

·         Resting Arrest - High Hill

·         Possess Control Substance - Montgomery City

·         Assist Montgomery City Police Department - Montgomery City

·         Property Damage - New Florence

LIVINGSTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT WEEKLY REPORT

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reported Friday the following Incidents, Arrests, and More …

Incident Reports:

·         January 02 LCSO assisted a rural family on possible suicidal relative that had sent disturbing message(s) and was unable to be located.  Person was later located in another county and was fine but would seek professional assistance.

·         January 06 a Dawn resident reported violation of a protection order after receiving messages from the person who is not to contact her.  Further investigation shows the respondent in the matter was not served the protection order until the next day, therefore the criminal case is now closed.

·         January 13 Deputy Sheriff/School Resource Officer Mike Lewis filed a report with this office regarding an alleged peace disturbance and threat made at Chillicothe High School by a juvenile.  School Officials and Deputy Lewis handled the situation at the school.  The parent(s)/guardians for the juvenile were contacted and juvenile officials now have the case.

·         January 14 about 11:00 a.m. LCSO deputy made a vehicle stop for expired registration and learned the juvenile occupant was in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.  The parent/guardian was contacted and the juvenile turned over to the adult.  A report is being submitted to the juvenile office.

·         January 15 about 8:05 p.m. LCSO was dispatched to Dawn as a resident believed 2 people in a vehicle were planning on stealing from him or his property.  A vehicle had been by his residence and the headlamps were or went off.  The resident shined a light into the vehicle and words apparently were exchanged.  Investigation continues.

·         January 17 LCSO handled call of an adult potentially suicidal in the north part of Livingston County.  This was an unfounded call for service.

·         January 18 LCSO responded to call for service where a juvenile was allegedly suicidal.  Person was taken to Hedrick Medical Center for assistance and later released with a parent or guardian.

·         January 18 LCSO was dispatched to Wheeling regarding a fire at vacant apartments near the fire station.  Incident report completed and turned over to Missouri Fire Marshal.

·         January 18 about 10:11 a.m. LCSO responded to the 200 block of N. Sherman in Wheeling for an unattended death investigation.  LCSO worked with deputy coroner and preliminary information suggests the elderly female passed due to natural causes.  Our thoughts and prayers remain with the family and other loved ones.

Most Wanted Updates:

Arrested January 10:

·         Anthony M. Rounkles, 33, Hale by MSHP on Livingston County arrest warrants for alleged Failure to Obey a Judge's Order on original class D felony Possession of Controlled Substance.  Bond set at $20,000 on case #22LV-CR00410.  LCSO Jail Management records show Mr. Rounkles was arrested/incarcerated on this case September 28 through October 19, 2022 when he was released on ROR bond.  Warrant added December 07, 2022 on case #22LV-CR00193 for alleged Failure to Appear in Court on original class E felony Leaving Scene of Accident-Property Damage Exceeding $1,000.  Bond set at $10,000.  Mr. Rounkles was transferred to Harrison County Jail in lieu of bond.

Added January 12:

·         Victoria Renee Libeer, 41, Brookfield, wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Violation of Bond Conditions on original class E felony of Harassment-1st degree.  Bond set at $25,000 on case #21LV-CR00332-01.  LCSO Jail Management records show Ms. Libeer was initially arrested/incarcerated on this case July 06-July 12, 2021 and released on ROR bond.  Warrant again issued and served/incarcerated November 10-December 01, 2022 and again released on ROR bond.  We are again seeking the whereabouts of Ms. Libeer.

·         Stephen J. Johnson, 32, Braymer, wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class C felony Delivery of Controlled Substance and class E felony Resisting Arrest/Detention/Stop by Fleeing-Creating a Substantial Risk of Serious Injury/Death to Any Person.  Bond denied by the court on case #23LV-CR00010.  Offense date November 22, 2022.

Added January 17:

·         UPDATE:  Mr. Swartz was arrested by Jackson County authorities on January 18, 2023.  Extradition will take place at earliest opportunity.  Kegan S. Swartz, 30, Kansas City, wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Probation Violation on original class E felony Fail to Register as a Sex Offender-2nd offense.  Warrant 21LV-CR00063-01 lists alleged violations of probation as being Residency, by not residing at KC Recovery Now in Independence, MO.  Employment, by not providing verification of employment.  Association, by associating with prohibited person.  Special Conditions, by not paying costs on 18AR-CR01472-01.  Supervision Strategy, Swartz is non-compliant with sex offender registration requirements.  Bond set at $20,000 cash.

·         Chase Jordan Fantazia, 32, Chillicothe, wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Probation Violation on original class E felony Unlawful Use of a Weapon-Subsection 4-Exhibiting.  Warrant 19LV-CR00692-01 lists alleged violation of probation as being: Drugs, by testing positive for methamphetamine.  Bond set at $20,000.

Added January 20:

·         Savannah Kathryn Jimenez, 33, Kansas City, wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class D felony Possession of Controlled Substance.  Bond set at $5,000 on case #23LV-CR00022.  TIP information is Ms. Jimenez is aware of this warrant and hiding in Chillicothe.

·         Stephanie Rae Standley, 33, Chillicothe, wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Failure to Obey Judge's Order on original class D felony Possession of Controlled Substance.  Bond set at $10,000 on case #22LV-CR00603.  LCSO Jail Management records show Ms. Standley was arrested/incarcerated on this case November 14-18, 2022 when she was released on ROR bond.

·         Heather Louise Woods, 28, Chillicothe, wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Probation Violation on original charge class D felony Endangering the Welfare of a Child Creating Substantial Risk-1st degree-1st offense-No Sexual Contact.  Bond set at $20,000 on case #21LV-CR00308-01.  Warrant lists alleged violations of probation to include: Residency, by not living at her approved home plan Employment, by failing to obtain/maintain employment or enter into any approved programs.  Reporting Directives, by twice failing to report as directed.  Reporting Directives, by failing to return to her approved home plan.  Special Conditions, by failing to obtain employment or enter into furthering education programs.  Special Conditions, by associating with known narcotics users.  Special Conditions, by failing to complete public service work.  Special Conditions, by failing to obtain/maintain employment.  LCSO Jail Management records show Ms. Woods was initially arrested/incarcerated on this case Jun 15-16, 2021 and released on ROR bond.  The court again had Ms. Woods arrested/incarcerated September 16-20, 2021 when she was again released on ROR bond.  Then again October 07-18, 2021 and again released on ROR bond.  Ms. Woods was again incarcerated on this case January 06 through February 05, 2022 when she served 50 days shock time.  Then June 11 until August 11, 2022 when Ms. Woods was taken to Dept. of Corrections for a treatment/education program.  We are once again looking for Ms. Woods.

Other Arrests:

·         January 05 about 11:30 a.m. LCSO arrested Chamen Richard Bell, 37, Blue Springs, on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Probation Violation on original class E felony Harassment-1st degree.  Mr. Bell was transferred to the Caldwell County Detention Center in lieu of $15,000 bond.

·         January 05 at 12:03 p.m. LCSO arrested Kayla Linn Jones, 29, Trenton, on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class D felony Possession of Controlled Substance.  Ms. Jones was transferred to the Harrison County Detention Center in lieu of $20,000 bond.

·         January 05 LCSO arrested John Wayne Rothwell, 54, St. Joseph, on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Fail to Obey a Judge's Order on original class D felony Possession of Controlled Substance.  Mr. Rothwell was transferred to the Caldwell County Detention Center in lieu of $20,000 bond.

·         January 05 LCSO arrested Faren Danielle Evans, 32, Dawn, on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Probation Violation on original class D felony Possession of Controlled Substance.  The Court later amended the warrant to ROR bond provided Ms. Evans follows the requirements for bond.

·         January 12 at 10:45 a.m. LCSO served an arrest warrant in the 300 block of JFK on Dillon Lee Potter, 26, Chillicothe, for alleged Probation Violation on original class D felony Possession of Controlled Substance.  Mr. Potter was processed at the LEC and transferred to Caldwell County Detention Center in lieu of $20,000 bond.

·         January 12 at 3:57 p.m. a deputy stopped a vehicle for excessive speed and subsequently arrested the driver being Lori Ann Redell, 53, Utica, for alleged Driving While Suspended-1st offense and excessive speed.  Ms. Redell was processed at the Law Enforcement Center and released on summons.

·         January 14 at 11:00 p.m. a deputy made a traffic stop in the area of Third and Cherry Streets in Chillicothe.  The stop resulted in the arrest of Sarah N. Moore, 47, Princeton, for alleged Driving While Suspended/Revoked-2nd offense.  Ms. Moore was processed at the Law Enforcement Center and released on summons.

·         January 15 about 4:53 p.m. LCSO had responded to a call in Chula regarding a certain person who was observed by the deputy driving a pickup.  Investigation resulted in the arrest of Sarah Nicolle Moore, 47, Princeton, for the alleged Driving While Revoked.  Ms. Moore was processed at the LEC and released on summons.

·         January 17 at 8:27 a.m. a deputy was assigned traffic safety enforcement overtime grant project and stopped a speeding vehicle on U.S. 36.  This resulted in the arrest of two persons once being the driver, Joshua C. Uthe, 30, Winfield, for alleged No Valid Driver's License.  The second person was the passenger Cheyenne Kay Walton, 28, Winfield for alleged felony Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Methamphetamine Drug Paraphernalia.  Both persons were processed at the LEC and released on summons and pending results from the crime lab.

Citations:

·         January 06 at 4:15 p.m. an Illinois driver was cited for 85 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at LIV 261.

·         January 06 at 11:00 p.m. a Chillicothe driver was cited for not having 2 working headlamps on a stop near Highway 190 and Highway 65.

·         January 10 at 12:45 p.m. a LaPlata driver was cited for 82 in a 65 on U.S. 36 near Utica.

·         January 10 at 2:05 p.m. a Meadville driver was cited for Failure to Register Motor Vehicle with expired July 2022 license plates. 

·         January 10 at 2:29 p.m. a Chillicothe driver was cited for Failure to Register Motor Vehicle and required to appear in court as he has never registered the vehicle.

·         January 12 at 12:10 a.m. a Chillicothe driver was cited for no headlamps on motorcycle and failure to stop at stop sign/signal.

·         January 13 at 12:25 a.m. a Chillicothe driver was cited for failing to stop at sign/signal.

·         January 13 at 2:45 p.m. a Chillicothe driver was cited for a seat belt violation after being stopped for a moving violation.

·         January 14 at 9:50 a.m. an Illinois driver was cited for 83 in a 65 on U.S. 36 near Mooresville.

·         January 14 at 7:25 p.m. a Chillicothe driver was cited for 51 in a 35 on Highway 190.

·         January 15 at 12:50 p.m. a Brunswick driver was cited for 84 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at LIV 255.

·         January 17 at 8:06 a.m. a Lenexa KS driver was cited for 81 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Mooresville.

·         January 17 at 8:22 a.m. a Winfield driver was cited for No Valid Driver's License on a stop on U.S. 36 at LIV 4068.

·         January 17 at 11:33 a.m. an Illinois driver was cited for 83 in a 65 on U.S. 36 near Mooresville.

·         January 17 at 11:53 a.m. a Raytown driver was cited for 82 in a 65 on U.S. 36 near Mooresville.

·         January 19 at 10:10 a.m. a Utica driver was cited for not having auto insurance on a traffic stop on Highway 65.

·         January 19 at 3:00 p.m. an Ohio driver was cited for 91 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at LIV 412.

Additional Information:

·         LCSO received information of a suspicious person in the area of LIV 233 and Old Highway 190.  Multiple checks of the area led to deputy contacting the subject on the evening of January 06.  The man was lying to the deputy but nothing was found illegal.  LCSO will periodically monitor the area.

·         January 05 LCSO had 20 detainees appear in Livingston County Circuit Court.

·         January 10 LCSO transported Stephanie Brownsberger, 50, to the Missouri Department of Corrections in Vandalia.

·         LCSO staff has been taking several online annual required training courses.

·         A parked LCSO vehicle was damaged from a hit/run driver recently.  Estimates were obtained and were in the range of $3,000 in damage.  Repairs being made to the 2022 Durango.  Chillicothe PD investigated the incident.

·         LCSO has had multiple meetings regarding 2023 budgets for this office.

·         LCSO has remained busy working on various criminal and fugitive investigations.  We have shared information with several agencies and contacted other state agencies regarding issues we have been working on.

·         Additional security was in place for Livingston County Circuit Court on January 19 as information obtained earlier in the week included information about certain detainee(s) being combative, aggressive and not wanting to comply with law enforcement.  We had no problems in court or during transports.

·         LCSO has worked with and assisted multiple people with mental health issues this month.

·         If you have information on these or other crimes please call dispatch at 660-646-2121.




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January 20, 2023

 

TEEN HURT IN LINCOLN COUNTY CRASH

A Silex teen was hurt in a Wednesday night crash in Lincoln County.  State troopers report that the crash occurred at 11:15pm Wednesday as the 17 year old boy was on Route H when his truck ran off the right side of the road and began sliding, struck a ditch and a fence before coming to rest off the right side of the roadway.  The teen was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis for treatment of minor injuries.

 

UNIONVILLE WOMAN HURT IN PUTNAM COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Unionville woman was hurt in an accident that occurred at 7:20am Thursday in Putnam County.  The patrol says that 22 year old Madison Hoover was on US 136 at Route Y 3 miles east of Unionville when she slowed due to another traffic crash and her car was struck in the rear by a truck driven by 25 year old Cheyenne McDannald of Livonia.  Hoover sustained minor injuries and decided to seek own treatment.

 

BUCKLIN MAN INJURED IN WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON WRECK

A Bucklin man was injured in a one-vehicle wreck Wednesday afternoon in Linn County.  The highway patrol said that it happened at 3:50pm Wednesday as 31 year old Shawn Akins was on US 36 one mile east of Marceline when his car traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree.  He was taken to Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

DRIVER HURT IN EARLY THURSDAY MORNING INCIDENT

36 year old Jon Haws of Raytown suffered minor injuries in an early Thursday morning incident in Lafayette County.  MSHP said that he was on Route OO while fleeing from the Odessa Police Department when he attempted to make a right turn, causing his truck to skid across the road and strike an embankment and overturned, before coming to rest on its wheels in a field.  He was taken to CenterPoint Hospital for treatment.  The incident happened at 12:05am Thursday.

  

 




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January 19, 2023

 

DRIVERS HURT IN TUESDAY AFTERNOON WRECK

Both drivers were hurt in a two-vehicle wreck Tuesday afternoon in Franklin County.  The highway patrol said it happened at 4:30pm Tuesday as 28 year old Martina Messex of Bourbon, MO was on Highway 47 when her car struck the rear of a jeep driven by 49 year old Crystal Malin of Union, MO.  Both women were taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

 

HALLSVILLE WOMAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN SCHUYLER COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Hallsville woman was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at around 11:20am Wednesday in Schuyler County.  The patrol says that 44 year old Misty Robb was a passenger in a car driven by 69 year old Brenda Lewis of Centralia.  They were on US 63 at Queen City when a truck driven by 69 year old John Rhoads of Queen City pulled into the path of the car, causing the car to strike the truck.  Misty Robb was transported by ambulance to Northeast Regional Hospital with serious injuries.

 

MDC REPORTS FINAL DEER HARVEST FOR SEASON NEARLY 300,000

Missouri's 2022-2023 deer-hunting season ended Jan. 15 with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reporting a preliminary total deer harvest for the season of 299,721. Of the deer harvested, 140,736 were antlered bucks, 27,029 were button bucks, and 131,956 were does.

Top harvest counties for the overall deer season were Franklin with 6,471 deer harvested, Callaway with 5,438, and Jefferson with 4,966.

Hunters harvested 295,143 deer during the 2021-2022 deer hunting season with 143,815 being antlered bucks, 26,750 being button bucks, and 124,578 being does.

 

ARCHERY DEER RESULTS

Deer hunting ended with the close of the archery season. Preliminary data from MDC showed that hunters checked 56,525 deer during the 2022-2023 archery deer season. Top counties for the archery deer season were Jefferson with 1,391 deer harvested, Franklin with 1,182, and St. Louis with 1,068.

Hunters checked 59,498 deer during the 2021-2022 archery deer season.

For deer harvest totals by season, county, and type of deer, visit the MDC website at extra.mdc.mo.gov/widgets/harvest_table/

For deer harvest summaries from past years, visit mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/species/deer/deer-reports/deer-harvest-summaries.

ARCHERY TURKEY RESULTS

Fall archery turkey hunting also ended Jan. 15. Preliminary data from MDC showed 2,446 turkeys harvested. Top counties for the fall archery turkey season were Macon with 73 turkeys harvested, Franklin with 66, and Greene with 66.

Hunters harvested 2,516 turkeys during the 2021-2022 fall archery turkey season.

For more turkey harvest information for the current season, go online at extra.mdc.mo.gov/widgets/harvest_table/.

For more harvest information on past turkey seasons, visit mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/species/turkey/turkey-reports/turkey-harvest-summaries.

 

HUNTING INCIDENTS

MDC reported two firearms-related hunting incidents during deer and turkey season with both being non-fatal and being self-inflicted.

 

 




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January 18, 2023

 

TEEN INJURED AFTER BEING STRUCK BY VEHICLE AWAITING TO GET ON SCHOOL BUS IN FRANKLIN COUNTY

A 16 year old St. Clair teen was injured after being struck by a vehicle awaiting to get on a school bus Tuesday morning in Franklin County.  The highway patrol said that the incident occurred at around 6:50am Tuesday as a vehicle driven by 60 year old Anita Nunnery of St. Clair was westbound on North Commercial Avenue and a school bus with yellow flashing lights was eastbound on North Commercial Avenue approaching the teen’s location when he stepped into the roadway into the path of her vehicle and was struck by Nunnery’s automobile.  The teen was taken to St. Louis Children’s Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

TWO INJURED, ONE SERIOUSLY IN LINCOLN COUNTY ACCIDENT

Two Troy residents were injured, one seriously in an accident that occurred at 8:25pm Monday in Lincoln County.  The patrol says that 31 year old Justin Bailey was on 1016 Ridge Road when his automobile traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck a mailbox and then continued, hitting a ditch, a tree and overturned.  He sustained serious injuries, while his passenger a 3 year old girl suffered minor injuries.  Both were transported by ambulance to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital in Lake St. Louis for treatment.

 

PARIS MAN KILLED IN MONDAY AFTERNOON WRECK

A Paris man was killed in a one-vehicle wreck Monday afternoon in Boone County.  State troopers report that it happened at 12:20pm Monday as 22 year old Troy Boshears was on Route Z when his cement truck ran off the right side of the road, re-entered the highway, began to overturn and then traveled off the left side of the roadway and overturned, coming to rest on its top.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

COLUMBIA DRIVER HURT IN EARLY TUESDAY MORNING CRASH

A Columbia driver was hurt in an early Tuesday morning crash in Boone County.  MSHP said that 33 year old Tony Jones was traveling north on MO 763 south of Route VV and driving at a high rate of speed when he failed to slow down as he approached a roundabout, causing his car to strike a curb south of the roundabout, crossed the roundabout’s grass center island and overturned, before coming to rest blocking the northbound lane of Missouri 763, directly north of the roundabout.  He was taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries.  The crash happened just after 2am Tuesday. 

 

  

 

 




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January 17, 2023

 

WOMAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN SUNDAY MORNING WRECK

A woman was seriously injured in a one-vehicle wreck Sunday morning in St. Louis County.  The highway patrol said it happened after 8am Sunday as 55 year old Ashley Kolb of Breckenridge Hills, MO was westbound on I-70 when she failed to maintain control of her truck and crossed the exit lane to Missouri 141, traveled off the right edge of the road, struck a guardrail, went down an embankment and then entered northbound Missouri 141 where it came to rest.  She was taken to SSM Health DePaul Hospital with serious injuries. 

 

DRIVER HURT IN SUNDAY NIGHT CRASH

A driver was hurt in a Sunday night crash in Franklin County.  State troopers report that 76 year old Betty Boesing of Beaufort, MO was on Route M at Route AT when her vehicle ran off the south side of Route AT, struck a tree and overturned.  She suffered minor injuries and was taken to St. Clair Hospital for treatment.  The crash occurred at 11:35pm Sunday.

 

TEEN INJURED IN SALINE COUNTY ACCIDENT

A 17 year old Slater teen was injured in an accident that occurred at 11:05am Monday in Saline County.  He was a passenger in a truck driven by a 16 year old teen from Slater.  The patrol says that they were on MO 41 when their truck was struck in the driver’s side by a truck driven by 40 year old Jason McKim of Hot Springs, AR.  The teen refused treatment at the scene for minor injuries.

 

 

 

 




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January 16, 2023

 

WOMAN INJURED IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY ACCIDENT

A woman was injured in an accident that occurred at 8:15pm Friday in Montgomery County.  The patrol says that 69 year old Shelley Maines of Granite City, IL was eastbound on I-70 when her vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway and struck the rear trailer of a parked semi.  She was taken to SSM Health in Wentzville for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

COLUMBIA MAN HURT IN EARLY FRIDAY MORNING WRECK

A Columbia man was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck early Friday morning in Boone County.  The highway patrol said that it happened at around 12am Friday as 53 year old Michael Simpson was on Route ZZ when his van traveled off the road and overturned several times.  He was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

 

DRIVER HURT IN SATURDAY MORNING CRASH

A St. Louis driver was hurt in a Saturday morning crash in St. Charles County.  State troopers report that 30 year old Brittney Shaw was westbound on I-70 on the Blanchette Bridge when her vehicle began to slide when changing lanes and slid off the left side of the roadway and struck the median barrier and then slid across the westbound lanes and off the right side of the road striking the concrete barrier and then returned to the westbound lanes and struck a vehicle driven by 20 year old Shane Billington of St. Charles.  Shaw suffered minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital in St. Charles for treatment.  The crash happened at 7:20am Saturday.

 

 




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January 13, 2023

MARSHALL MAN INJURED IN THURSDAY MORNING ACCIDENT

A Marshall man was injured in an accident that occurred at around 11:50am Thursday in Pettis County.  The patrol says that 56 year old Kyle McClure was on Route T when his vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck a ditch, overturned and struck a fence before coming to rest upright in a field.  He was taken to Centerpoint Medical Center for treatment of moderate injuries.

MOTORCYCLIST HURT IN WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON CRASH

A motorcyclist was hurt in a Wednesday afternoon crash in Pettis County.  State troopers report that it happened at around 3:35pm Wednesday as 45 year old Nathaniel Vanderlinden of Sedalia was on MO 127 when he failed to negotiate a curve, causing his motorcycle to run off the right side of the road and overturned, ejecting him from it as it came to rest in a ditch.  He sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Western Missouri Medical Center for treatment.

KIRKSVILLE MAN KILLED IN SAWMILL ACCIDENT

KTVO’s John Garlock reports  A deadly tragedy happened Wednesday at a northeast Missouri sawmill. The incident was reported shortly after 1 p.m. at the sawmill on Highway 6, west of Brashear near the Route V intersection. The victim is identified as Brendan Folsom, 21, of Kirksville. Adair County Coroner Brian Noe told KTVO Folsom was fatally cut by multiple saw blades. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Law enforcement officers call it a tragic accident, but they were unable to provide details on exactly how it happened. The incident remains under investigation.

CONTROLLED BURN GETS OUT OF CONTROL NEAR SHELBINA

The Shelbina Fire Protection District was called to the natural cover fire southeast of Shelbina around 1:45 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. The property owner was attempting to burn off Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres along Monroe Road 311, when the winds picked up and spread the fire to the neighboring property. Approximately 40 acres of CRP land and brush burned before the blaze was brought under control. No injuries were reported.

GREEN CITY MAN ARRESTED FOR FAILING TO OBEY COURT ORDER

Anthony Dorsey, 31, of Green City, Missouri, was taken into custody by Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers and Sullivan County, Mo. Sheriff's deputies on Wednesday. KTVO reports Dorsey was arrested on a Putnam County warrant for violating the terms of a furlough by going absent without official leave from a treatment center on Dec. 15, 2022. He also failed to return to the custody of the Putnam County Sheriff's Office as required. His original charges include possession of controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Dorsey is being held in the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail with no bond.

COLUMBIA MAN DEAD FOLLOWING COLUMBIA POLICE OFFICER INCOLVED SHOOTING INCIDENT

This past Wednesday, January 11th  at approximately 5:45 p.m. Columbia Police were involved in an officer-involved shooting in the 4200 block of Clark Lane. The subject involved is identified as Jordan Pruyn, 28, of Columbia. At approximately 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Columbia Police responded to a report of a disturbance with a weapon in the 4200 block of Clark Lane. It was reported to officers who were responding to the active assault with a weapon that the subject had assaulted multiple individuals and that others in the area were in danger.  Officers arrived on scene and the subject then retreated into a mobile home, where he barricaded himself inside while officers attempted to make contact with him.  Multiple resources were called to the scene to help resolve the situation, including the Department’s Crisis Negotiation Team, medics, the Department’s embedded Community Behavioral Health Liaisons and the SWAT team.  After multiple attempts to communicate with him, the subject exited the front door with a knife and ran toward officers in a threatening manner while officers were telling him to drop the knife. When Mr. Pruyn continued to run without dropping the knife, two officers fired at him, striking him. He was then taken by EMS to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The incident is being investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control while CPD runs its Internal Affairs Investigation concurrently. This is an ongoing investigation. More information may become available later.

SUSPECT ARRESTED AND CHARGED IN COLUMBIA HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION

On Tuesday, January 10th  at approximately 5:30 p.m. officers with the University of Missouri Police Department were dispatched for a welfare check at Hudson Hall on the University of Missouri campus.  The investigation led MUPD to the 2400 block of Bentley Court, where officers located unidentifiable human remains. The circumstances these remains were found in appeared to be suspicious. At the request of MUPD, the Columbia Police Department responded to the scene to conduct a homicide investigation. Authorities  were able to quickly identify a suspect in this case. Probable cause was established to arrest Emma Adams, 20, of Columbia for second-degree murder, armed criminal action, tampering with physical evidence and abandonment of a corpse. Due to the condition the body was found in, we are unable to make a positive ID at this time. While we believe we have a good idea of who the victim is, we need to obtain more definitive information and inform next of kin before we are able to release a name. For now, the victim will be referred to as John Doe. Columbia Police detectives will continue to work with MUPD, the medical examiner's office and the prosecutor's office to complete this investigation.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department provided the following information for the period 12/28/2022 – 01/05/2023

·         On December 29, 2022, deputies patrolling the area of Melvin Road observed a suspicious vehicle. Deputies made contact with the occupants of the vehicle and discovered the driver had an active Montgomery County Warrant for Driving While Intoxicated, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The driver was taken into custody and transported to the Montgomery County Jail.

·         On December 30, 2022, deputies stopped a vehicle in the Wellsville area for failing to maintain a single lane of traffic. Upon making contact with the driver, deputies reported a strong odor of intoxicants and a child in the vehicle. The driver failed the Field Sobriety Test and was taken into custody. The driver was transported to the Montgomery County Jail pending charges for Driving While Intoxicated, with a person less than 17 years of age in the vehicle.

·         On January 1, 2023, while patrolling the area of Highway MM, deputies observed a vehicle turning onto Post Oak School Road without any license plates affixed to the vehicle. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle and contact was made with the driver. Through the course of the investigation, deputies learned the driver did not have a valid license as his driving privileges had been previously suspended for ten years. The driver was taken into custody and transported to the Montgomery County Jail. He was booked and released with citations for Operating a Motor Vehicle without a License and Failing to Register a Motor Vehicle.

·         On January 4, 2023, deputies were patrolling Highway 19 near Montgomery City when they observed a vehicle traveling south with expired plates. Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, the vehicle accelerated and failed to stop. Deputies pursued the vehicle as it left the roadway and began driving through a field. After crossing two separate fields the vehicle became stuck in the mud and the driver was taken into custody. After further investigation, it was discovered that the driver's driving privileges were revoked. He was transported to the Montgomery County Jail pending charges of Driving While Revoked, Resisting Arrest, Failing to Register a Motor Vehicle, Displaying Plates of Another, Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility, and Property Damage.

·         On January 4, 2023, deputies patrolling the area of Davis Road conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for impaired driving. Deputies reported, due to the driver’s action, the driver appeared to be under the influence of an illicit drug. A Montgomery County Deputy who is a Drug Recognition Expert conducted an evaluation on scene and determined the driver was in fact under the influence of an illicit drug. After further investigation, the juvenile passenger was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine. The driver was taken into custody and transported to the Montgomery County Jail pending charges of Driving While Intoxicated. The juvenile was transported to his residence, and charges for Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Drug Paraphernalia will be forwarded to the Montgomery County Juvenile Office.

Calls for the Week:

·         Alarm – Wellsville

·         Check Well Being – McKittrick

·         Check Well Being – Jonesburg

·         Fraud – Montgomery City

·         Investigation – Jonesburg

·         Weapons Offense – Montgomery City

·         Informational – Truesdale

·         Check Well Being – Bellflower

·         Check Well Being – Montgomery City

·         C & I Driver – Montgomery City

·         Disturbance – Montgomery City

·         Medical – New Florence

·         Medical – New Florence

·         Animal Complaint – Montgomery City

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – Wellsville

·         Medical – Montgomery City

·         911 Open Line – Montgomery City

·         Public Service Request – Montgomery City

·         Medical – Bellflower

·         Juvenile Complaint – Montgomery City

·         Animal Complaint – Jonesburg

·         Open Door – Montgomery City

·         C & I – Jonesburg

·         Medical – New Florence

·         Public Service Request – Wellsville

·         Pedestrian Check – Montgomery City

·         Suspicious Vehicle – New Florence

·         911 Accidental – Montgomery City

·         Suspicious Person – Wellsville

·         Burglary – Montgomery City

·         911 Open Line – High Hill

·         Motorist Assist – Jonesburg

·         Domestic – I 70

·         Illegal Dumping – Montgomery City

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – I 70

·         Civil Stand By – Rhineland

·         C & I – Montgomery City

·         Traffic Hazard – Montgomery City

·         Suspicious Person – Gamma

·         Unwanted Subject – Middletown

·         911 Accidental – Wellsville

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – Buell

·         Disturbance – Prices Branch

·         Disturbance – Bellflower

·         Motorist Assist – Wellsville

·         Medical – Montgomery City

·         Harassment – Jonesburg

·         Public Service Request – Montgomery City

·         Structure Fire – Bellflower

·         Check Well Being – McKittrick

·         Public Service Request – Montgomery City

·         911 Accidental – New Florence

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – Middletown

·         Disturbance – Middletown

·         Burglary – Wellsville

·         Trespassing – New Florence

·         Motorist Assist – I 70

·         Suspicious Activity – Bellflower

·         Domestic – New Florence

·         Alarm – Jonesburg

·         Medical – Bellflower

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – I 70

·         Fire – I 70

·         Information – High Hill

·         Disturbance – Montgomery City

·         911 Accidental – New Florence

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – I 70

·         Alarm – Jonesburg

·         Suicidal Subject – Montgomery City

·         Attempt To Contact – Montgomery City

·         Trespassing – Montgomery City

·         Suicidal Subject – Bellflower

·         911 Accidental – High Hill

·         Public Service Request – Bellflower

·         Medical – New Florence

·         Attempt To Contact – Bluffton

·         Suspicious Vehicle – Jonesburg

·         Public Service Request – Bellflower

·         Suicidal Subject – Montgomery City

·         Public Service Request – Montgomery City

·         Motorist Assist – Montgomery City

·         Vehicle Fire – I 70

·         Compliance – Montgomery City

·         Check Well Being – Bellflower

·         Harassment – Montgomery City

·         Illegal Dumping – Wellsville

·         Trespassing – New Florence

·         911 Accidental – Montgomery City

·         Suspicious Vehicle - Jonesburg

·         Fraud Use of Credit Device - Montgomery City

·         Death Investigation - New Florence

·         Death Investigation - Bellflower

·         Warrant Arrest - New Florence

·         Property Damage - Bellflower

·         Driving While Intoxicated - Wellsville

·         Littering - Montgomery City

·         Scam - Wellsville

·         Juveniles Fighting - Jonesburg

·         Fire Investigation - Bellflower

·         Driving Without Valid License - Middletown

·         Motor Vehicle Accident - Middletown

·         Child Custody Dispute - Jonesburg

·         Resist Arrest - Montgomery City

·         Death Investigation - New Florence

·         Possess Control Substance – Montgomery City

·         Recovered Stolen Vehicle - Montgomery City

·         Fail To Register As Sex Offender - Montgomery City

·         Driving While Revoked - Montgomery County

·         Driving Without Valid License - Montgomery City

·         Trespassing Notice - New Florence

MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR 118TH RECRUIT CLASS

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, a premier law enforcement agency, is testing for new troopers. The Patrol is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply, and will offer testing at nine different locations in Missouri. Those who successfully complete testing will be eligible to continue in the selection process for the 118th Recruit Class, scheduled to begin training on July 3, 2023. The application deadline is March 1, 2023. To be eligible, candidates must possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent and be 21 years of age upon graduating from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy.  Interested persons can find out more about the qualifications and benefits by contacting a Patrol recruiter at telephone number 1-800-796-7000, or may apply online at www.motrooper.com.




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January 12, 2023

 

TEEN INJURED IN EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING ACCIDENT

A Villa Ridge, MO teen was injured in an accident that occurred at around 1:25am Wednesday in Franklin County.  The patrol says that the 17 year old boy was on Highway AT and driving too fast for road conditions when he failed to maintain control of his car, causing it to strike an embankment and overturned.  He was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

COMMISSION AWARDS CONTRACTS FOR PROJECTS IN NORTHEAST DISTRICT

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded contracts for Northeast District projects during its regular meeting on January 4.

Contracts include the following:

 

  • A $2,263,616 contract was awarded to Bleigh Construction Company, for a bridge replacement on U.S. Route 136 in Schuyler County over North Fork Middle Fabius near Lancaster.  Also included in this contract is a bridge replacement on Missouri Route 15 in Scotland County over North Fork Wyaconda River near Memphis.
  • A $4,807,787 contract was awarded to Magruder Paving, LLC, for a resurfacing on U.S. Route 61 in Pike and Ralls counties from New London to Bowling Green.
  • A $11,416,278 contract was awarded to Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc., for pavement resurfacing on Missouri Route 19 from New London to Route J (Bassinger Corner) in Audrain County. Also included in this contract are intersection improvements on Missouri Route 19 at Mark Twain School.
  • A $7,696,186 contract was awarded to Magruder Paving, LLC, for pavement improvements on the following routes in Montgomery and Pike Counties:
    1. Montgomery/Pike Counties – Resurfacing Missouri Route 161 from Bus. 61 in Pike County to Interstate 70 near Danville in Montgomery County.
    2. Pike County – Microsurfacing on Bus. 61 from 0.3 mile south of Rte. UU to the roundabout in Bowling Green.
    3. Pike County – Resurfacing Route NN from Rte. 54 to U.S. 61 near Bowling Green.
    4. Pike County – Seal coat Route UU from U.S. 61 to U.S. 54 near Louisiana.
      • A $1,860,049 contract was awarded to STF, LLC DBA Traffic Control Company for pavement marking at various locations throughout the district.

Additional information, regarding timelines and impacts to traffic, will be released prior to the start of construction.

 

NECAC SEEKS INPUT THROUGH SURVEY

Residents of 12 Missouri counties have a chance to recommend new services for the disadvantaged.

The North East Community Action Corporation is conducting a Community Needs Survey through June 30th. Missouri counties covered are Lewis, Lincoln. Macon, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Ralls, Randolph, St. Charles, Shelby and Warren.

The goal is to identify barriers or gaps in current services and come up with solutions. NECAC conducts the survey every three years as part of its requirements to receive federal and state funding for social service, community health and public housing programs. Past questionnaires led to creation of food pantries at NECAC service centers, a diaper distribution program and an employment readiness service.

The survey features 36 questions covering income, employment, education, housing, transportation and other needs. It can be filled out electronically at NECAC Service Centers, on the NECAC Facebook site or on SurveyMonkey.

In the spring, NECAC will put together focus groups made up of residents, businesses and organizational representatives to study the possibilities.

People with questions may call NECAC at 573-324-6633.

 

 




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January 11, 2023

 

DRIVER SERIOUSLY INJURED IN PIKE COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Louisiana driver was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 8:25am Tuesday in Pike County.  The patrol says that 45 year old Lucretia Starks was on MO 79 when her automobile began skidding on the ice covered roadway, crossed the center of the road, ran off the right side of the road, went down an embankment and the passenger side of her vehicle struck a tree line.  She was taken to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis with serious injuries.   

 

WOMAN HURT IN TUESDAY MORNING CRASH

A Moscow Mills woman was hurt in a Tuesday morning crash in St. Charles County.  The highway patrol said it happened at 6am Tuesday as 47 year old Amy Avery was on Route A when her vehicle crossed the center line and collided head-on with a vehicle driven by 35 year old Amanda Dees of Wentzville.  After impact Dees’s vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned, while Avery’s vehicle went off the road and struck a MoDOT light box.  Amy Avery sustained minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital in Lake St. Louis for treatment.

 

MAN INJURED IN TUESDAY AFTERNOON WRECK

62 year old Larry Manier of High Ridge sustained moderate injuries in a one-vehicle wreck Tuesday afternoon in St. Louis County.  State troopers report that he was on the westbound I-70 ramp to northbound I-270 when he suffered a medical episode, causing his SUV to travel off the right side of the road and hit a guardrail.  He was taken to SSM Health DePaul Hospital for treatment.  The wreck happened at 12:45pm Tuesday.

 

 

 




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January 10, 2023

 

MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN WARREN COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Marthasville man was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 2:15pm Sunday in Warren County.  The patrol says that 65 year old Leonard Lamke was on Missouri 94 when his truck traveled off the left side of the roadway, returned to the road, before traveling off the right side and struck a tree.  He was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital with serious injuries.

 

DRIVER HURT IN MONDAY MORNING WRECK

A Festus driver was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck Monday morning in St. Charles County.  The highway patrol said that 52 year old David Dix was on Route W when his vehicle ran off the left side of the road and overturned.  He sustained moderate injuries and was taken to SSM Health St. Joseph West Hospital in Lake St. Louis for treatment.

 

MONTGOMERY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT HAD BUSY FRIDAY

Firefighters with the Montgomery County Fire Protection District worked three calls this past Friday evening.  The first call came in a little after 5:30 regarding a power line down with a fire. Upon arrival firemen found the line on the ground arcing and assisted in creating and maintaining a safe area until Ameren arrived. After the line was shut down, personnel went to view where the line had blasted holes in the ground and made glass from the items in the soil. With a little investigation, fire crews discovered it takes temperatures over 4,000 degrees to make glass which was a  strong reminder power lines are no joke be sure to stay away if you see one down. The second call involved a reported Rollover motor vehicle accident on Highway 19. Those involved had left the scene before arrival. And Call three was reported as a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 70 which turned out to be a broken down car parked on the side of the road in the area.

 

COLUMBIA BUSINESS ROBBED AT GUN POINT

This past Thursday, January 5th at approximately 8:06 p.m., Columbia Police were dispatched to a report of a robbery at Passions, an Adult Themed business in the 1100 block of Business Loop 70 East. It was reported that the suspect entered the business armed with a handgun and fired one shot into the ceiling. He demanded money from the cashiers and took an undisclosed amount of cash. He fled from the scene on foot. The suspect is described as a Black male, wearing all black clothing. If you can help identify the suspect, have any knowledge of details related to this case or knowledge of similar offenses, please call the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or call CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477).  Columbia Police Detectives are investigating this case. According to the News Release, certain details are being withheld in this case to assist in their investigation.

 




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January 9, 2023

 

TEMPORARY NIGHTTIME TRAFFIC IMPACTS SCHEDULED ON I-70 AND  MISSOURI ROUTE 19

Drivers can expect temporary traffic impacts over the next several weeks when traveling on Interstate 70 and Missouri Route 19, near New Florence, as construction continues on the bridge replacement and interchange improvement project.  The Missouri Department of Transportation and its contractor, Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc., have scheduled the following lane reductions:

  • I-70 will have short-term nighttime lane closures at various locations in each direction between mile markers 174 and 176 from January 9 through February 17 between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, to move equipment into and out of the median for bridge work.  All ramps at Missouri Route 19 will remain open.  
  • Missouri Route 19 will be reduced to one lane just south of Interstate 70/Tree Farm Road near New Florence from February 1-17 between 8:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, for temporary pavement widening.  All ramps at Missouri Route 19 and access to the south outer road/Tree Farm Road will remain open. Flaggers will direct motorists through the work zone.

 

MAN AND WOMAN INJURED IN AUDRAIN COUNTY ACCIDENT

A man and a woman from Holts Summit were injured in an accident that occurred at 7:10pm Saturday in Audrain County.  The patrol says that 26 year old Jeffrey Wilcox was on US 54 when he lost control of his truck on the slush covered roadway, traveled off the left side, struck a ditch and ejected both the driver and his passenger 44 year old Rebecca Wilcox from the truck.  Both were taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

DRIVER HURT IN SATURDAY AFTERNOON CRASH

A Jefferson City driver was hurt in a Saturday afternoon crash in Cole County.  21 year old Lucas Anderson was on Scott Station Road when his car ran off the right side of the road, hit a sign and overturned.  He suffered minor injuries and was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City for treatment.  The crash happened at 4:10pm Saturday.

 

 




 

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January 6, 2023

KIRKSVILLE WOMAN INJURED IN SULLIVAN COUNTY WRECK

A Kirksville woman was injured in a one-vehicle wreck Thursday morning in Sullivan County.  The highway patrol said it occurred at around 6:10am Thursday as 27 year old Kassie Buckwalter was on MO 6 one mile west of Greencastle when her truck began sliding, traveled off the left side of the roadway, struck an embankment and overturned.  She was transported by ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment of minor injuries.  The patrol was assisted by Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department and Sullivan County ambulance. 

MAN HURT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY ACCIDENT

A man was hurt in an accident that occurred just before 6am Thursday in Franklin County.  The patrol says that 39 year old Kyle Wilmesherr of Villa Ridge, MO was on Route N when his freightliner trash truck traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned.  He sustained minor injuries and was taken to Phelps Health Medical Center for treatment.

WOMAN INJURED IN WEDNESDAY NIGHT CRASH

A Fredericktown woman was injured in a Wednesday night crash in St. Charles County.  72 year old Rhonda Wensink suffered moderate injuries and was transported by ambulance to Barnes Jewish Hospital for treatment as state troopers report she was on MO 364 ramp to Central School Road when an unknown vehicle changed lanes and sprayed water on the windshield of her car, causing her vision to be obstructed due to the water and the glare from the sun, resulting in her car running off the right side of the road and striking a crash cushion at the end of a guardrail.  The crash happened at around 11pm Wednesday.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT

The following information provided by the Sheriff’s office covering the period 12/21/2022 through 12/27/2022

·         On December 22, 2022, Deputies responded to a residence in New Florence for a possible overdose. While on scene Deputies learned one of the individuals on scene had a felony warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance. Once EMS transported the patient, deputies made contact with the wanted subject and advised him he was under arrest. The subject resisted and fled on foot. Deputies pursed the subject but, were unable to locate him. Charges have been filed for Resisting Arrest.

·         On December 22, 2022, Deputies received a report of a missing person. The caller advised her 66-year-old father left the residence on foot the previous night and has not been heard from since. She was concerned for his safety due to the extreme cold conditions. Deputies began searching the last known area and Silver Alert was sent to all agencies throughout the state. A short while later the missing individual was found walking in Jonesburg and transported back to his residence.

·         On December 27, 2022, Deputies responded to New Florence in an attempt to locate a subject who had previously fled from law enforcement and had an active warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance. Deputies knocked on the front door and the suspect answered the door. Once the suspect realized it was law enforcement he slammed the door and barricaded himself in the house. Deputies gained entry into the house and locate the suspect hiding in the attic. He was taken into custody and transported to the Montgomery County Jail for the warrant and an additional charge of Resisting Arrest.

Calls for the Week:

·         Resist Arrest - New Florence

·         Missing Person-Located - Montgomery County

·         Death Investigation - Middletown

·         Domestic Disturbance - New Florence

·         Resist Arrest - New Florence

·         911 Accidental – Montgomery City

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – Bellflower

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – Montgomery City

·         Suspicious Person – Bellflower

·         Trespassing – Montgomery City

·         Abandoned Vehicle – Jonesburg

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – I 70

·         Disturbance – Wellsville

·         911 Accidental – New Florence

·         Missing Person – Jonesburg

·         Open Door Check – Jonesburg

·         Traffic Hazard – I 70

·         Medical – Middletown

·         Medical – Middletown

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – Montgomery City

·         Traffic Hazard – I 70

·         Animal Abuse/Neglect – New Florence

·         Medical – Montgomery City

·         Arrest Attempt – New Florence

·         Motorist Assist – I 70

·         Assist MSHP – I 70

·         Disturbance – New Florence

·         Public Service Request – Montgomery City

·         Motorist Assist – I 70

·         Public Service Request – Montgomery City

·         C & I – Montgomery City

·         Motorist Assist – Montgomery City

·         Public Service Request – Hannibal

·         Check Well Being – Montgomery City

·         Domestic – New Florence

·         Domestic – Montgomery City

·         Public Service Request – Montgomery City

·         C & I – I 70

·         Attempt To Contact – Jonesburg

·         Check Well Being – Jonesburg

·         Assist St. Louis County

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – I 70

·         C & I – I 70

·         Suspicious Vehicle – Wellsville

·         Disturbance – Montgomery City

·         Motorist Assist – I 70

·         Suspicious Vehicle – Wellsville

·         Suspicious Activity - Wellsville

·         Suspicious Activity - Wellsville

·         Suspicious Activity - Wellsville

·         Alarm – Jonesburg

·         Suspicious Person – Montgomery City

·         Arrest Attempt – Bellflower

·         Alarm – New Florence

·         Information – Montgomery City

·         Animal Complaint – Bluffton

·         Stealing – New Florence

·         Medical – Jonesburg

·         Fraud – Middletown

·         Civil Stand by – Rhineland

·         Suicidal Subject – New Florence

·         Assist Other Agency – Bellflower

·         911 Accidental – Rhineland

·         Check Well Being – Jonesburg

·         Assist JBFD – Jonesburg

·         Check Well Being – McKittrick

·         Alarm – Wellsville

·         Check Well Being – Montgomery City




 

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January 6, 2023

KIRKSVILLE WOMAN INJURED IN SULLIVAN COUNTY WRECK

A Kirksville woman was injured in a one-vehicle wreck Thursday morning in Sullivan County.  The highway patrol said it occurred at around 6:10am Thursday as 27 year old Kassie Buckwalter was on MO 6 one mile west of Greencastle when her truck began sliding, traveled off the left side of the roadway, struck an embankment and overturned.  She was transported by ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment of minor injuries.  The patrol was assisted by Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department and Sullivan County ambulance. 

MAN HURT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY ACCIDENT

A man was hurt in an accident that occurred just before 6am Thursday in Franklin County.  The patrol says that 39 year old Kyle Wilmesherr of Villa Ridge, MO was on Route N when his freightliner trash truck traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned.  He sustained minor injuries and was taken to Phelps Health Medical Center for treatment.

WOMAN INJURED IN WEDNESDAY NIGHT CRASH

A Fredericktown woman was injured in a Wednesday night crash in St. Charles County.  72 year old Rhonda Wensink suffered moderate injuries and was transported by ambulance to Barnes Jewish Hospital for treatment as state troopers report she was on MO 364 ramp to Central School Road when an unknown vehicle changed lanes and sprayed water on the windshield of her car, causing her vision to be obstructed due to the water and the glare from the sun, resulting in her car running off the right side of the road and striking a crash cushion at the end of a guardrail.  The crash happened at around 11pm Wednesday.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT

The following information provided by the Sheriff’s office covering the period 12/21/2022 through 12/27/2022

·         On December 22, 2022, Deputies responded to a residence in New Florence for a possible overdose. While on scene Deputies learned one of the individuals on scene had a felony warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance. Once EMS transported the patient, deputies made contact with the wanted subject and advised him he was under arrest. The subject resisted and fled on foot. Deputies pursed the subject but, were unable to locate him. Charges have been filed for Resisting Arrest.

·         On December 22, 2022, Deputies received a report of a missing person. The caller advised her 66-year-old father left the residence on foot the previous night and has not been heard from since. She was concerned for his safety due to the extreme cold conditions. Deputies began searching the last known area and Silver Alert was sent to all agencies throughout the state. A short while later the missing individual was found walking in Jonesburg and transported back to his residence.

·         On December 27, 2022, Deputies responded to New Florence in an attempt to locate a subject who had previously fled from law enforcement and had an active warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance. Deputies knocked on the front door and the suspect answered the door. Once the suspect realized it was law enforcement he slammed the door and barricaded himself in the house. Deputies gained entry into the house and locate the suspect hiding in the attic. He was taken into custody and transported to the Montgomery County Jail for the warrant and an additional charge of Resisting Arrest.

Calls for the Week:

·         Resist Arrest - New Florence

·         Missing Person-Located - Montgomery County

·         Death Investigation - Middletown

·         Domestic Disturbance - New Florence

·         Resist Arrest - New Florence

·         911 Accidental – Montgomery City

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – Bellflower

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – Montgomery City

·         Suspicious Person – Bellflower

·         Trespassing – Montgomery City

·         Abandoned Vehicle – Jonesburg

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – I 70

·         Disturbance – Wellsville

·         911 Accidental – New Florence

·         Missing Person – Jonesburg

·         Open Door Check – Jonesburg

·         Traffic Hazard – I 70

·         Medical – Middletown

·         Medical – Middletown

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – Montgomery City

·         Traffic Hazard – I 70

·         Animal Abuse/Neglect – New Florence

·         Medical – Montgomery City

·         Arrest Attempt – New Florence

·         Motorist Assist – I 70

·         Assist MSHP – I 70

·         Disturbance – New Florence

·         Public Service Request – Montgomery City

·         Motorist Assist – I 70

·         Public Service Request – Montgomery City

·         C & I – Montgomery City

·         Motorist Assist – Montgomery City

·         Public Service Request – Hannibal

·         Check Well Being – Montgomery City

·         Domestic – New Florence

·         Domestic – Montgomery City

·         Public Service Request – Montgomery City

·         C & I – I 70

·         Attempt To Contact – Jonesburg

·         Check Well Being – Jonesburg

·         Assist St. Louis County

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – I 70

·         C & I – I 70

·         Suspicious Vehicle – Wellsville

·         Disturbance – Montgomery City

·         Motorist Assist – I 70

·         Suspicious Vehicle – Wellsville

·         Suspicious Activity - Wellsville

·         Suspicious Activity - Wellsville

·         Suspicious Activity - Wellsville

·         Alarm – Jonesburg

·         Suspicious Person – Montgomery City

·         Arrest Attempt – Bellflower

·         Alarm – New Florence

·         Information – Montgomery City

·         Animal Complaint – Bluffton

·         Stealing – New Florence

·         Medical – Jonesburg

·         Fraud – Middletown

·         Civil Stand by – Rhineland

·         Suicidal Subject – New Florence

·         Assist Other Agency – Bellflower

·         911 Accidental – Rhineland

·         Check Well Being – Jonesburg

·         Assist JBFD – Jonesburg

·         Check Well Being – McKittrick

·         Alarm – Wellsville

·         Check Well Being – Montgomery City




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January 6, 2023

 

MAN HURT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY ACCIDENT

A man was hurt in an accident that occurred just before 6am Thursday in Franklin County.  The patrol says that 39 year old Kyle Wilmesherr of Villa Ridge, MO was on Route N when his freightliner trash truck traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned.  He sustained minor injuries and was taken to Phelps Health Medical Center for treatment. 

 

WOMAN INJURED IN WEDNESDAY NIGHT CRASH

A Fredericktown woman was injured in a Wednesday night crash in St. Charles County.  72 year old Rhonda Wensink suffered moderate injuries and was transported by ambulance to Barnes Jewish Hospital for treatment as state troopers report she was on MO 364 ramp to Central School Road when an unknown vehicle changed lanes and sprayed water on the windshield of her car, causing her vision to be obstructed due to the water and the glare from the sun, resulting in her car running off the right side of the road and striking a crash cushion at the end of a guardrail.  The crash happened at around 11pm Wednesday.

 

STATE TO CARRY OUT SENTENCE OF SCOTT MCLAUGHLIN

Earlier this week, Governor Mike Parson confirmed that the State of Missouri will carry out the sentence of Scott McLaughlin as ordered by the Supreme Court of Missouri.

"McLaughlin’s conviction and sentence remains after multiple, thorough examinations of Missouri law. McLaughlin stalked, raped, and murdered Ms. Guenther. McLaughlin is a violent criminal," Governor Parson said. "Ms. Guenther's family and loved ones deserve peace. The State of Missouri will carry out McLaughlin’s sentence according to the Court's order and deliver justice."

McLaughlin waited outside Beverly Guenther’s workplace, where McLaughlin brutally raped and violently stabbed her as she walked to her vehicle to go home. McLaughlin terrorized Ms. Guenther for months prior, to the point where Ms. Guenther had an order of protection against McLaughlin after McLaughlin broke into her home. McLaughlin’s culpability in Ms. Guenther's murder has never been in question. Missouri courts have found no issue in the application of Missouri law to McLaughlin, and federal appellate courts have maintained as much.

 

 




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January 5, 2023

 

MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN TUESDAY AFTERNOON ACCIDENT

A St. Louis man was seriously injured in an accident that occurred after 1pm Tuesday in St. Louis County.  The patrol says that 28 year old Christopher Barr was southbound on I-55 when his car traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck the median barrier.  He was taken to Mercy Hospital South with serious injuries.

 

MDC REPORTS 8,599 DEER TAKEN DURING ALTERNATIVE METHODS PORTION

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 8,599 deer during the alternative methods portion of the firearms deer season, Dec. 24 – Jan. 3.  Top harvest counties were Franklin with 200 deer harvested, Harrison with 186, and Macon with 162.

The harvest total for last year’s alternative methods portion was 10,038.

For current ongoing preliminary harvest totals by season, county, and type of deer, visit the MDC website at https://extra.mdc.mo.gov/widgets/harvest_table/.

The archery deer and turkey season runs through Jan. 15.

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT ASSISTED ANOTHER DEPARTMENT WITH STRUCTURE FIRE ON NEW YEAR’S DAY

Montgomery County Fire Protection District firefighters responded to a mutual aid request to assist the Bellflower Fire Department with a structure fire. Firefighters arrived on scene to find a home fully involved. The firefighters assisted with extinguishing the fire and with overhaul operations.

 

 




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January 4, 2023

 

WOMAN INJURED IN FRANKLIN COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Steelville woman was injured in an accident that occurred at 10:30am Tuesday in Franklin County.  The patrol says that 76 year old Judy Adams was on MO 47 when she failed to stop for stopped traffic ahead of her and then her car began slowing and sliding, causing her to overcorrect, crossed the center of the roadway, traveled off the right side and struck a barbed wire fence.  She was taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

 

DRIVER HURT IN MONDAY NIGHT CRASH

A St. Louis driver was hurt in a Monday night crash in Callaway County.  State troopers report that 52 year old Joseph Lalor was eastbound on I-70 and driving too fast for road conditions when his car ran off the right side of the road and overturned.  He suffered minor injuries and was taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.  The crash happened at 9:50pm Monday.

 

PLANNED ROADWORK FOR NORTHEAST MISSOURI THIS WEEK

The following is a list of general highway maintenance work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in the Northeast Missouri region for January 1-7.

 

All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/.

 

Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region, in addition to the work mentioned below. MoDOT asks drivers to work with us by buckling up, putting your phone down, slowing down and moving over in work zones.

 

Marion County

 

Route MM – CLOSED for brush cutting between Veterans Road and Shinn Lane, Jan. 4-6, 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily.

 

Montgomery County

 

Interstate 70 EB and WB – LANE REDUCTION for shoulder work from mile marker 164.7 to mile marker 165.7, January 4, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a 12-foot width restriction in place while work is being performed.

 

MSHP REPORTS 2 TRAFFIC FATALITIES, 0 DROWNINGS AND 0 BOATING FATALITIES OVER NEW YEAR’S HOLIDAY WEEKEND

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, provides the following preliminary statistics related to the New Year’s holiday weekend:

2 people died and 75 were injured in 243 traffic crashes during the 2023 New Year’s holiday counting period, which began at 6 p.m. Friday, December 30, 2022, and ended at 11:59 p.m. Monday, January 2, 2023. There were 0 boating crashes and 0 drownings over the 2023 New Year’s holiday counting period.

2023 New Year’s Holiday Traffic Statistics

Troopers investigated the following:

Traffic Crashes — 243
Traffic Crash Injuries — 75
Traffic Crash Fatalities — 1
DWI — 104

[Note: During the 2022 New Year’s holiday counting period, one person was killed and 331 injured in 1,045 traffic crashes statewide. During last year’s New Year’s holiday, troopers worked 321 of those crashes which included 98 injuries and no fatalities. Troopers arrested 96 people for driving while intoxicated last year.]

Both fatal traffic crashes occurred in the Troop E, Poplar Bluff, MO, area.

 

 




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January 2nd, 2023

HIGBEE MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN RANDOLPH COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Higbee man was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 2:15pm Saturday in Randolph County.  The patrol says that 40 year old Christopher Chase was on Route B when his vehicle traveled off the north side of the roadway and overturned.  He was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries. 

DRIVER HURT IN SATURDAY NIGHT WRECK

A Bethel driver was hurt in a single-vehicle wreck Saturday night in Shelby County.  The highway patrol said that 29 year old Colton Miller was on private property 5 miles east of Bethel when he lost control of his side by side and it overturned.  He was taken to Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL for treatment of moderate injuries.  The incident happened at 11pm Saturday.  

MAN INJURED IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY ACCIDENT

A man was injured in an accident that occurred at 10:50pm Friday in Montgomery County.  The patrol says that 20 year old Mathew Bethel of Danville, MO was on MO 161 when his truck traveled off the left side of the roadway, struck a ditch, a series of trees and then overturned.  He was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries.

HUSBAND AND WIFE FROM NEBRASKA INJURED IN FRIDAY AFTERNOON WRECK

78 year old Dallas Michelsen and his wife 75 year old Jean Michelsen of Bellevue, NB were injured in a one-vehicle wreck Friday afternoon in Montgomery County.  State troopers report that they were eastbound on I-70 when their vehicle ran off the left side of the road and overturned.  Both sustained moderate injuries and were taken to St. Joseph West Hospital in Lake St. Louis for treatment.  The wreck happened at 2:25pm Friday.

DRIVER HURT IN UTV CRASH FRIDAY NIGHT

A Sullivan driver was hurt in an UTV crash Friday night in Franklin County.  MSHP said that 57 year old Bryan Stubblefield was on Acid Mine Road when his UTV traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned, ejecting him from it.  He was taken to Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan for treatment of moderate injuries.  The crash occurred at 9:25pm Friday.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT ASSISTED ANOTHER DEPARTMENT WITH STRUCTURE FIRE ON NEW YEAR’S DAY

Montgomery County Fire Protection District firefighters responded to a mutual aid request to assist the Bellflower Fire Department with a structure fire. Firefighters arrived on scene to find a home fully involved Our firefighters assisted with extinguishing the fire and with overhaul operations.

LIVINGSTON COUNTY DETAINEE DIED IN RANDOLPH COUNTY ON DECEMBER 27TH

A Livingston County Detainee who was being held at the Randolph County Jail passed away on December 27th.  The female Livingston County detainee reportedly suffered a significant medical issue.  The jail staff and nurse performed CPR and used AED equipment until an ambulance arrived and then continued assisting emergency medical personnel in getting to the hospital while providing urgent medical assistance.  Randolph County Sheriff Aaron Wilson informed Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox that Cheri Dawn Admire, 51, had passed away at the hospital at 2:33 p.m. Admire was being held in the Randolph County Detention Center lieu of bond on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged felony Financial Exploitation of the Elderly.  Ms. Admire had been in custody since March 28, 2022 after having allegedly failed to obey a judge's order while on bond.  Ms. Admire had maintained her innocence and a jury trial had previously been scheduled for February 21, 2023. Randolph County authorities are continuing with an investigation and an autopsy is scheduled. 

BLOOD DRIVE IN MEMORY OF COLUMBIA POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICER MOLLY BOWDEN

In memory of Columbia Police Department Officer Molly Bowden, the collective emergency services of Boone County and the American Red Cross will host the 2023 Officer Molly Bowden Blood Drive on January. 13, 2023 from 10 am to 5pm at Grace Bible Church, located at 601 Blue Ridge Road in Columbia. Donors will receive $5 off registration for the annual Molly's Miles 5K/10K on April 29. Officer Bowden was mortally wounded by gunfire while conducting a routine traffic stop on Jan. 10, 2005. She succumbed to her injuries Feb. 10, 2005. While she had only been on the force for over three years, her memory and contribution to Columbia and Boone County community continues to live on. For more information, call 573-874-7495. Visit RedCross.org to make an appointment and use sponsor code Molly Bowden.




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December 30, 2022

 

NIGHTTIME LANE REDUCTIONS SCHEDULED FOR I-70 AND MISSOURI ROUTE 19

Drivers can expect temporary traffic impacts in early January when traveling on Interstate 70 and Missouri Route 19, near New Florence, as construction continues on the bridge replacement and interchange improvement project.  The Missouri Department of Transportation and its contractor, Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc., have scheduled the following lane reductions:

  • The week of January 3: I-70 will be reduced to one lane in each direction between mile markers 174 and 176 from 8:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. for barrier wall installation.  All ramps at Missouri Route 19 will remain open.  This work is anticipated to be completed within one week.
  • The week of January 9: Missouri Route 19 will be reduced to one lane just south of Interstate 70/Tree Farm Road near New Florence between 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. for temporary pavement widening.  All ramps at Missouri Route 19 and access to the south outer road/Tree Farm Road will remain open. Flaggers will direct motorists through the work zone. This work is anticipated to be completed within one week.

“For the safety of the crews and the traveling public, we would like to remind drivers to be attentive in work zones and put down your cell phones to eliminate distractions,” said MoDOT Area Engineer Jeff Niemeyer.   

 

MSHP: BRING IN THE NEW YEAR SAFELY!

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, encourages everyone to make good decisions regarding their New Year’s celebration. No one wants to start 2023 with a traffic crash or DWI arrest. During the 2022 New Year’s period, one person was killed and 331 injured in 1,045 traffic crashes in Missouri.

The 2023 New Year’s holiday counting period begins at 6 p.m. Friday, December 30, 2022, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, January 2, 2023.

If your plans to welcome the new year include alcohol, please designate a sober driver or utilize a ride share service or taxi to ensure you arrive home safely. The roadway is no place for a driver under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If you kill or injure someone, you’ll pay the price for the rest of your life.

If you plan to drive this New Year’s, remember to buckle up and make sure all your passengers do the same. Pay attention, obey all traffic laws, and when in doubt, yield the right-of-way. Be sure to use your turn signal to communicate your intentions. Remember: The posted speed limit reflects the roadway's classification and is not a suggestion! Download the MoDOT Traveler Information app to your smart phone, and check road conditions before you travel. Allow extra time during inclement weather or consider staying home. Missouri law states if you’re using your windshield wipers, your headlights must be turned on.

The public is encouraged to call the Patrol's Emergency Assistance Number (800) 525-5555 or *55 on a cellular phone if they witness criminal activity or experience an emergency. These emergency numbers are operational for both highway and water emergencies. 

 

 




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December 29, 2022

 

BEVIER MAN KILLED, ANOTHER MAN INJURED IN WEDNESDAY MORNING WRECK

A Bevier man was killed and a Cairo man was injured in a two-vehicle wreck Wednesday morning in Macon County.  The patrol says that 55 year old Timothy Walton of Bevier was on US 63 at Roe Lane when his car struck a truck head-on driven by 26 year old Travis Fagan of Cairo.  Walton was pronounced dead at the scene while Fagan was transported by ambulance to Samaritan Hospital in Macon for treatment of moderate injuries.  The wreck happened just after 7am Wednesday in Macon.   

TWO INJURED IN BOONE COUNTY ACCIDENT

Two people were injured in an accident that occurred at around 8:30am Wednesday in Boone County.  According to the Columbia Fire Department they responded to the scene of an accident near the 4100 block of Mexico Gravel Road where a truck and a car were involved in a head-on collision that sent two people to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.  No further information has been released at this time.

KIRKSVILLE MAN CHARGED WITH CHILD MOLESTATION AND TAMPERING WITH A VICTIM

KTVO’s  John Garlock reports a Kirksville man is accused of molesting a girl under the age of 12 on three different occasions. Kirksville police identify the suspect as Tyrel "Ty" Couch, 27, of Kirksville. According to court documents, the alleged crimes happened between May 2022 and August 2022 at Couch's home on Drake Drive. The girl told investigators Couch touched her in a sexual manner. The accuser also said that Couch told her not to tell anyone or he would hurt her.  Couch is charged with three counts of second-degree child molestation and one count of tampering with a victim in a felony prosecution. Investigators say when the suspect was taken into custody, he declined to answer any questions or make any statements. Couch is being held without bond in the Adair County jail. This isn't his first time being in trouble with the law. Court papers state he was found guilty in 2016 of first-degree endangering the welfare of a child. He received five years probation for that crime.

MODOT ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR ROUTE 54 EXPANSION IN JEFFERSON CITY

MoDOT has announced plans to widen Route 54 in Jefferson City.  According to KOMU in Columbia the plan is to widen Route 54 to six lanes in northern Jeff City.  The work will take place between the Roy Blunt Bridge to the Route 63/Missouri Route 94 interchange.  In addition the Roy Blunt Bridge will be re- striped to add a fourth eastbound lane.  Construction is expected to take place sometime in 2024 with the contract being awarded in the month of December 2023.  A public meeting will be held next month on Tuesday January 10, 2023 from 4pm until 5:30pm at the John G. Christy Municipal Building in Jefferson City. 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT

The following was supplied by the Sheriff’s Department for the period 12/16/2022 -2/20/2022

·         On December 16, 2022, Deputies received a report of a stolen vehicle from a residence on Lincoln School Road. Within a couple hours of receiving the report, deputies located the vehicle at a residence in Bellflower, Mo. After further investigation, deputies identified a suspect who was not at the residence. The vehicle was recovered and returned to the rightful owner. The investigation continues as deputies are actively searching for the suspect.

·         On December 17, 2022, Deputies responded to Bellflower for a theft. The reporting party advised they had a valuable family heirloom statute stolen from their front yard. Through the course of the investigation, Deputies located the Statute at another residence in Bellflower Mo. After further investigation, deputies identified the suspect as being the same suspect who stole the above vehicle. The investigation continues as deputies are actively searching for the suspect.

·         On December 17, 2022, while conducting an investigation in Bellflower Deputies searched a residence for a wanted subject. During the search, Deputies observed drug paraphernalia and multiple small baggies containing methamphetamine on a desk in plain view. When asked about the methamphetamine, the resident advised it was for her personal daily use. The subject was taken into custody and transported to the Montgomery County Jail and booked on charges for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

·         On December 19, 2022, Deputies, while patrolling the Jonesburg area, attempted to stop a vehicle for an equipment violation. The vehicle failed to stop and continued through town before finally stopping on the Y Spur outside of Jonesburg. Upon taking the driver into custody Deputies learned the driver’s driving privileges were suspended and that there was an active traffic warrant out of Warrenton PD for her arrest. The driver was transported to the Montgomery County Jail and booked on charges for Driving While Suspended, Failing to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle, and Unapproved Lighting on Motor Vehicle.

Calls for the Week:

·         ​Tamper 12-hour Motor Vehicle - Bellflower

·         ​Stealing - Bellflower

·         ​Stealing – Wellsville ​

·         ​Possess Control Substance - Bellflower

·         ​Assist JPD - Jonesburg

·         ​Driving While Revoked – Bellflower

·         ​Assault - Montgomery City

·         ​Assault - Montgomery County

·         ​Domestic – Jonesburg

·         ​Domestic – Jonesburg

·         Suspicious Activity – Bellflower

·         Alarm – Jonesburg

·         Stolen Vehicle – Middletown

·         School Visit – Jonesburg

·         Traffic Hazard – High Hill

·         Stolen Vehicle – Bellflower

·         Public Service Request – New Florence

·         Stealing – Montgomery City

·         Juvenile Complaint – Montgomery City

·         Suspicious Vehicle – Bellflower

·         Fraud – Montgomery City

·         Suicidal Subject – Jonesburg

·         Disturbance – Montgomery City

·         Assist MSHP – I70

·         Assist MSHP – I70

·         Assist MSHP – I70

·         Animal Complaint – Jonesburg

·         Citizen Assist – Jonesburg

·         Stealing – Bellflower

·         Arrest Attempt – Bellflower

·         Pedestrian Check – Jonesburg

·         Information – Montgomery City

·         Assist Jail

·         911 Accidental – Rhineland

·         Medical – Wellsville

·         911 Accidental – New Florence

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – I 70

·         911 Accidental – Jonesburg

·         Medical – New Florence

·         Citizen Assist – Bellflower

·         Assist Tow Agency – Traffic Control

·         Domestic – New Florence

·         Animal Complaint – Montgomery City

·         Motorist Assist – I 70

·         Fire – Jonesburg

·         Information - I 70

·         Motorist Assist – I 70

·         Assist Warren County

·         Pedestrian Check – Montgomery City

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·         911 Open Line – High Hill

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·         Fraud – New Florence

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December 29, 2022

 

TWO INJURED IN BOONE COUNTY ACCIDENT

Two people were injured in an accident that occurred at around 8:30am Wednesday in Boone County.  According to the Columbia Fire Department they responded to the scene of an accident near the 4100 block of Mexico Gravel Road where a truck and a car were involved in a head-on collision that sent two people to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.  No further information has been released at this time.

 

MODOT ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR ROUTE 54 EXPANSION IN JEFFERSON CITY

MoDOT has announced plans to widen Route 54 in Jefferson City.  According to KOMU in Columbia the plan is to widen Route 54 to six lanes in northern Jeff City.  The work will take place between the Roy Blunt Bridge to the Route 63/Missouri Route 94 interchange.  In addition the Roy Blunt Bridge will be re- striped to add a fourth eastbound lane.  Construction is expected to take place sometime in 2024 with the contract being awarded in the month of December 2023.  A public meeting will be held next month on Tuesday January 10, 2023 from 4pm until 5:30pm at the John G. Christy Municipal Building in Jefferson City. 

 

FIRE CLAIMED LIFE OF MEXICO RESIDENT LAST FRIDAY MORNING

The Mexico Department of Public Safety responded to a fire at an apartment complex last Friday morning in the 1200 block of West Breckenridge Drive. Crews were dispatched at 1:18 am Friday and personnel found heavy smoke and flames already burning through the roof of part of the building. Personnel attempted to make sure everyone was out of the building which consisted of 11 apartments and an office. The fire was eventually extinguished with nine of the apartments and the office being destroyed. The other two apartments were undamaged. One resident of the apartments on West Breckenridge, 60-year-old, Ruth Ann Stuart, died in the fire. Three Mexico Public Safety Department personnel suffered minor weather-related injuries. The Missouri State Fire Marshal's Office came to help with the investigation into the cause of the fire. Audrain Ambulance District also was called to the fire on West Breckenridge to assist in the care of the residents and firefighters during the extremely cold conditions. About an hour later at 2:33 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 23, Mexico Public Safety answered a call to a fire alarm in the 1000 block of Elmwood Drive and discovered a small fire in the Spartan Light Metals building. A mutual aid request was made of Little Dixie Fire Protection District. LDFBD personnel came to help on West. Breckenridge and handled firefighting operations on Elmwood Drive. The Missouri State Fire Marshal's Office is assisting with this investigation as well. The cause of both fires is still under investigation.

 

 




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December 28, 2022

 

MSHP REPORTS THREE TRAFFIC FATALITIES OVER CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY WEEKEND; NO DROWNINGS OR BOATING FATALITIES

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, provides the following preliminary statistics related to the Christmas holiday weekend:

Three people died in traffic crashes during the 78-hour counting period, which began at 6 p.m. Friday, December 23, 2022, and ended at 11:59 p.m. Monday, December 26, 2022.

2022 Christmas Holiday Traffic Statistics

Troopers investigated the following:

Traffic Crashes — 306
Traffic Crash Injuries — 84
Traffic Crash Fatalities 3
DWI 52

[Note: Last year during the 78-hour Christmas counting period, there were 881 traffic crashes statewide. In those crashes, eight people were killed and another 401 were injured. During the 2021 Christmas holiday, troopers investigated 227 traffic crashes which included four fatalities and 99 injuries. Troopers arrested 67 people for driving while impaired in 2021.]

There were no boating crashes or drownings over the 2022 Christmas holiday counting period.

Of the three fatality traffic crashes investigated by troopers, two occurred in the Troop F, Jefferson City, MO, area, and one occurred in the Troop D, Springfield, MO, area. 

 

MAN INJURED IN FRANKLIN COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Chesterfield man was injured in an accident that occurred after 8am Tuesday in Franklin County.  The patrol says that 35 year old Matthew Shreves of Robertsville was on MO 100 when his car crossed the center of the roadway and struck a vehicle driven by 42 year old Jamie Lamprecht of Chesterfield.  Lamprecht was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

DRIVER HURT IN TUESDAY MORNING WRECK

An Elsberry driver was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck Tuesday morning in St. Charles County.  The highway patrol said that 36 year old Julie Carnahan was westbound on I-70 when her car left the roadway, struck a concrete barrier, traveled across the road and struck another concrete barrier.  Carnahan sustained minor injuries and was taken to St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake St. Louis for treatment.  The wreck happened at 8am Tuesday. 

 

 




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December 27, 2022

 

CARROLL COUNTY CRASH RESULTS IN INJURIES

Troopers say two Carrollton residents were injured in a crash Monday night at 7:49 pm in Carroll County. It happened on US 65 at County Road 324.  Jamie Humphrey, 31, of Carrollton was northbound and struck another northbound auto driven by a Minnesota resident from behind. That driver was not injured, however, Humphrey and a 5 year old female who was a passenger both sustained moderate injuries and were transported by Carroll County EMS to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

BOWLING GREEN TEENAGERS RECEIVE MINOR INJURIES AFTER SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH

The Highway Patrol said 18 year old Emily Deters of Bowling Green was northbound on Route NN, north of Pike County Road 255 at 7:45 Monday morning and was traveling to fast for road conditions. Her vehicle ended up going off the east side of the roadway, struck an embankment and overturned. The driver, along with an 18 year old passenger, Abigail Deters of Bowling Green both received minor injuries and were taken by private vehicle to Pike County Memorial Hospital for treatment.

SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Th e Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a female from Lee’s Summit in Montgomery County shortly before 5 pm Monday. According to the report, 27 year old Bobbie M. Nicholson was wanted on a felony warrant out of Kansas for a parole violation on a sex offense charge. The warrant was a no bond warrant and Nicholson was transported to the Montgomery County Jail.

CALLAWAY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE MAKES A NUMBER OF FELONY ARRESTS

On Tuesday, 12/20/2022, the Callaway County Sheriff’s Department issued a news release which indicated a number of felony arrests in Callaway County.

  • On December 13, 2022, in Callaway County (13th) Court (Division 7); Ryan English, 16, of Auxvasse, MO was certified as an adult.  Subsequently thereafter, a criminal warrant was issued for English concerning numerous felony charges including Robbery, Armed Criminal Action, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  The charges are the result of an armed robbery investigation conducted by the Callaway County Sheriff's Office at the Auxvasse City Park on September 8, 2022.  English was arrested, booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and transferred to a juvenile detention facility (as required by state law). 

  • On December 12, 2022, at 1:04 PM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies, assisted by the Holts Summit Police Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol, conducted an investigation in Holts Summit.  During the course of the investigation; Jacob Abbott, 32, of Cuba, MO was found hiding in a residence.  Abbott had fled from a Holts Summit officer the day prior.  Abbott was subsequently arrested for numerous Cole County felony warrants for charges including Stealing, Receiving Stolen Property, Delivery of a Controlled Substance and Resisting Arrest.  Abbott was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later transferred to the Cole County Jail. 

  • On December 11, 2022, at 8:04 PM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted an investigation in the State Road C area near Mokane.  During the course of the investigation; Lauren Hollowelll, 28, of Mokane, MO was arrested for (felony) Burglary.  Hollowell was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later released with summons for Court appearance.

  • On December 11, 2022, at 1:30 AM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted an investigation in the area of County Road 391.  During the course of the investigation; Arthur Allen, 48, of Holts Summit, MO was arrested for (felony) Burglary, Property Damage and Violation of a Protection Order.  Allen was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and remains in-custody pending bond post.

  • On December 9, 2022, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted an investigation in the Holts Summit area.  As a result of the investigation; Mitchell Fox, 26, of Holts Summit, MO was arrested for the felony charges of Rape/Attempted Rape, Sodomy/Attempted Sodomy, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Assault.  Fox was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and remains in-custody, without bond, per Court Order.

  • On December 9, 2022, at 11:53 AM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted an investigation in the 3000 block of Gold Road, Kingdom City.  During the course of the investigation, deputies arrested Jared Evans, 34, of Kingdom City, MO.  Evans was wanted reference a Callaway County warrant for Felony Assault and Resisting Arrest.  Evans was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and remains in-custody, without bond per Court Order.

  • On December 8, 2022, at 7:25 PM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted an investigation in the area of South Summit Drive near Holts Summit.  During the course of the investigation, deputies arrested Brittney Otto, 29, of Jefferson City, MO reference a Cole County warrant for Felony Stealing (probation violation).  Otto was transported to the Cole County Jail. 

  • On December 6, 2022, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted an investigation in the Holts Summit area.  As a result of the investigation, the Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney charged Dennis Gallatin, 71, of Holts Summit with felony Statutory Sodomy.  Gallatin was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and remains in-custody, without bond, per Court Order.

  • On December 4, 2022, at 9:50 AM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted an investigation in the area of County Road 436 near New Bloomfield.   As the result of the investigation; Tylor Hackmann, 36, of New Bloomfield, MO was arrested reference a Callaway County warrant for Felony Stealing and Forgery.  The warrant had been issued as the result of an ongoing Sheriff's Office investigation.  Hackmann was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later posted bond.\

  • On December 2, 2022, at 10:24 PM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies and Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers conducted an investigation in the 3000 block of Gold Road, Kingdom City.  During the course of the investigation, officers located John Bias, 51, of Columbia, MO.  Bias was wanted reference a Phelps County warrant for (felony) Statutory Sodomy.  Bias was arrested, booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later transferred to the custody of the Phelps County Jail. 

  • On December 2, 2022, at 6:39 PM, a Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputy was proactively patrolling the area of State Road BB and US Highway 54.  During the course of the proactive patrol, the deputy attempted to stop Daniel Foreman, 35, of Auxvasse, MO for a traffic violation.  Foreman led the deputy, and other assisting law enforcement officers, on a 37 minute pursuit traveling numerous state and county roadways including, but not limited to: US Highway 54, CR 110, CR 121, CR 118, State Road Z, State Road A, CR 154, CR 183, CR 1006 and State Road B.  Once entering Montgomery County on State Road B, where Montgomery County Sheriff's Office deputies were awaiting, Foreman drove off State Road B a considerable distance through a field before crashing his vehicle over an embankment.  Foreman fled from the vehicle on foot and was captured by a Callaway County deputy.  Upon Foreman being arrested, it was determined he was wanted reference felony Cole and Cooper County warrants for felony drug offenses.  Additionally, at the time of this incident, Foreman was under the supervision of the Missouri Board of Probation Parole. Foreman was later returned to custody of the Missouri Department of Corrections (MDOC) for state parole violations. 

  • On December 1, 2022, at 2:38 PM, a Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputy was proactively patrolling State Road UU.  During the proactive patrol; the deputy stopped a vehicle and identified John Belisle, 44, as a vehicle passenger.  Belisle was wanted reference a felony Callaway County warrant for Fail to Register as a Sex Offender (FTRSO).  Belisle armed himself with a knife and a stand-off ensued.  Upon the arrival of additional deputies, a deputy used as a less lethal weapon and struck Belisle, disarming him of the knife.  Belisle was arrested, booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and remains in-custody, without bond per Court Order, for numerous felony offenses including FTRSO, Resisting Arrest and Possession of a Controlled Substance. 

  • On December 1, 2022, at 8:27 AM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted an investigation in the area of State Road O.  During the course of the investigation, Lauren Hollowell, 28, of Mokane, MO was arrested for (felony) Forgery.  Hollowell was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later released with summons for Court appearance.

  • On November 30, 2022, at 9:10 PM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted an investigation in the State Road C area near Hams Prairie.  As a result of that investigation, on December 1, 2022, Eric Hollowell, 53, of Mokane, MO was arrested for the felony offenses of Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Tampering with Evidence and Forgery.  Hollowell was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later transferred to the custody of the Missouri Department of Corrections (MDOC) for state parole violations.

  • On November 28, 2022, at 2:45 PM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted an investigation in Fulton.  During the course of the investigation, William Durst, 31, of Fulton, MO was arrested reference a Missouri Department of Corrections (MDOC) probation violation warrant.  Durst was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later transferred to the Lafeyette County Jail. 

  • On November 27, 2022, at 11:57 AM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted an investigation in the State Road D area.  During the course of the investigation, Terry Butner, 40, of Williamsburg, MO was arrested for (felony) Stalking 1st.  Butner was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later posted bond.

  • On November 26, 2022, at 9:08 PM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted an investigation in the area of County Road 4039 near Holts Summit.  During the course of the investigation, deputies encountered Shawn Sullivan, 32, of Holts Summit, MO.  Sullivan subsequently assaulted a Callaway County deputy.  Once being taken into custody, it was determined Sullivan was a wanted fugitive in the State of Texas for evading arrest.  Sulilvan was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and remains in-custody without bond, per Court Order, for both Callaway County and State of Texas charges.

  • On November 25, 2022, at 7:03 PM, Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted an investigation in the area of County Road 428 near Steedman.  During the course of the investigation, deputies encountered Patrick Butler, 37, of Auburn, IL.  Butler was a wanted fugitive in the State of Illinois with numerous felony warrants for charges including Disarming a Police Officer, Resisting, Assault and Tampering.  Butler fled from deputies on foot, leading to CCSO K9 Iro being deployed in pursuit.  Deputies and K9 Iro subsequently captured and took Butler into custody.  The vehicle and camper that Butler possessed were both found to be stolen (truck stolen from Springfield, IL; camper stolen from Jefferson City, MO).  Butler was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and remains in-custody without bond, per Court Order, for both Callaway County and State of Illinois charges.




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December 23, 2022

...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST SATURDAY...

  • WHAT...Dangerously cold wind chills. Wind chills as low as 35

    below zero.

  • WHERE...Portions of northeast Kansas and central, north

    central, northeast, northwest and west central Missouri.

  • WHEN...Until noon CST Saturday.

  • IMPACTS...The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite

    on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes with wind chill values as cold as -35

     

...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY...

…WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO NOON CST SATURDAY...

  • WHAT...For the Wind Chill Warning, dangerously cold wind chills.

    Wind chills as low as 35 below zero. For the Wind Chill Advisory,

    very cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as low as 25 below

    zero.

  • WHERE...Portions of south central and southwest Illinois. Portions

     of central, east central, and southeast Missouri.

  • WHEN...For the Wind Chill Warning, until Noon CST today. For the

    Wind Chill Advisory, from Noon today to Noon CST Saturday.

  • IMPACTS...The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite

    on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.

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MOSCOW MILLS MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED AFTER BEING STRUCK BY UNKNOWN VEHICLE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

A Moscow Mills man was seriously injured after being struck by an unknown vehicle that occurred at 6:35pm Wednesday in Montgomery County.  The patrol says that 36 year old John Francisco was hooking chains from a wrecker to another vehicle when he was struck by an unknown vehicle which fled the scene.  He was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.  The incident occurred on eastbound I-70 at mile marker 181.6.

DRIVER HURT IN WEDNESDAY NIGHT WRECK IN FRANKLIN COUNTY

A Robertsville driver was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck Wednesday night in Franklin County.  The highway patrol said it happened at 9:30pm Wednesday as 32 year old Steven Homire was on Robertsville Road when he lost control and his truck ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree.  He sustained minor injuries and was taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment.

ATTORNEY GENERAL FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST GYGR GAS

On Thursday, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that his office has filed a lawsuit against Missouri propane gas supplier Gygr Gas. The lawsuit alleges that the company abruptly closed in the cold winter months of late 2022, failed to notify its customers that it would stop making the propane deliveries they depended on and failed to refund customer prepayments for propane gas. The lawsuit was filed in Cooper County and seeks restitution for consumers from the corporate owner of Gygr Gas, Mark Thoele Inc. Injunctive relief and civil penalties are also being sought.   Earlier this month, Gov. Mike Parson signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency and temporarily allowing other suppliers to fill Gygr’s propane tanks that are in its customers’ possession. That order remains in effect until January 1, 2023.  On Wednesday v v v v vcc          Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 22-10 temporarily relaxing hours of service regulations for commercial motor vehicles transporting propane heating fuel. “With bitter cold temperatures expected to impact much of the state and nation into the holiday weekend, the demand for heating fuel will only rise. We want to do our part to prevent significant fuel distribution delays,” Governor Parson said. “This Order will help meet this need and protect the well-being of Missourians by allowing truck drivers more time to distribute propane fuel to homes and businesses across the state.”  Current federal and state regulations limit the number of hours commercial truck drivers can operate to 11 consecutive hours. Executive Order 22-10 temporarily suspends these regulations for motor carriers transporting propane fuel.  Attorney General Schmitt encourages persons aggrieved by Gygr Gas’s alleged actions to contact his office at 800-392-8222, or to submit a complaint online at ago.mo.gov. Today, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 22-10 temporarily relaxing hours of service regulations for commercial motor vehicles transporting propane heating fuel.

CHILLICOTHE MAN SENTENCED IN FEDERAL COURT REGARDING ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF FIREARMS STOLEN FROM LOCAL BUSINESS

Marcus R. Brown, 27, was sentenced in Federal Court on Monday, Dec. 19, to nine years and four months in federal prison without parole. On March 11, 2022, Brown pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Brown admitted that he broke into Medicine Creek Trading Company in Chillicothe, and stole six firearms on April 22, 2020. Brown stole a Ruger 9mm pistol, a Hi-Point .40-caliber pistol, a Glock 9mm pistol, a Beretta 9mm pistol, a Ruger .45-caliber pistol, and a Block .40-caliber pistol. Brown was arrested in an unrelated case on April 29, 2020. Investigators found evidence that linked Brown to the business burglary. Under federal law, it is illegal for anyone who has been convicted of a felony to be in possession of any firearm or ammunition. Brown has prior felony convictions for tampering with a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, and burglary. He was on probation at the time of this federal offense. It was investigated by the Chillicothe, Mo., Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

MSHP: HAVE A SAFE CHRISTMAS SEASON!

Missouri State Highway Patrol employees wish everyone a merry and safe Christmas. One way for it to be merry is for everyone to arrive at their holiday celebrations safely. Remember to wear your seat belt, obey all traffic laws, pay attention, and please, don’t drink and drive. Over the 2021 Christmas holiday, there were 881 traffic crashes during the counting period. In those crashes, eight people were killed and another 401 were injured. This year’s traffic crash counting period begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 23, and ends at 11:59 p.m. Monday, December 26, 2022.  Travelers are reminded that holiday drivers will affect traffic patterns. If you’re planning a trip during the holiday, please keep this in mind. Drivers are encouraged to make sure they are well rested, no matter how short their driving distance. Check the weather forecast and plan accordingly. Downloading the MoDOT Traveler Information app to your smart phone allows you to check road conditions before you travel. Be proactive: Make sure your vehicle is in good condition and allow enough time to reach your destination safely. Winterize your vehicle before bad weather arrives, but realize that sometimes, it’s safest to stay home. If faced with a traffic emergency, motorists can contact the Missouri State Highway Patrol at 1-800-525-5555 or *55 on a cellular phone. This emergency number will ring into the nearest Highway Patrol headquarters. Motorists should use this number if they are in a traffic crash, witness a crash or crime, or pass a stranded motorist in need of assistance, etc. Troopers encourage motorists to protect themselves from all types of hazardous drivers by making sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint. Please obey all traffic laws, and if alcohol is part of your holiday, designate a sober driver. Every driver can help make our roadways safer this holiday season.




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December 23, 2022

 

...WINTER STORM WARNING UNTIL 6 PM CST FRIDAY...

...WIND CHILL WARNING UNTIL NOON CST SATURDAY...

 

* WHAT...For the Winter Storm Warning, snow and blowing snow.

  Additional snow accumulations of up to two inches. Winds gusting

  as high as 45 mph. For the Wind Chill Warning, dangerously cold

  wind chills expected. Wind chills as low as 40 below zero.

 

* WHERE...Portions of northeast Kansas and north central,

  northeast and northwest Missouri.

 

* WHEN...For the Winter Storm Warning, until 6 PM CST Friday.

  For the Wind Chill Warning, until noon CST Saturday.

 

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Widespread blowing

  snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous

  conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. The

  dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed

  skin in as little as 10 minutes.

 

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in

your vehicle in case of an emergency. Avoid outside activities if possible. When outside, make sure you wear appropriate clothing, a hat, and gloves.

 

MOSCOW MILLS MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED AFTER BEING STRUCK BY UNKNOWN VEHICLE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

A Moscow Mills man was seriously injured after being struck by an unknown vehicle that occurred at 6:35pm Wednesday in Montgomery County.  The patrol says that 36 year old John Francisco was hooking chains from a wrecker to another vehicle when he was struck by an unknown vehicle which fled the scene.  He was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.  The incident occurred on eastbound I-70 at mile marker 181.6.

 

DRIVER HURT IN WEDNESDAY NIGHT WRECK

A Robertsville driver was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck Wednesday night in Franklin County.  The highway patrol said it happened at 9:30pm Wednesday as 32 year old Steven Homire was on Robertsville Road when he lost control and his truck ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree.  He sustained minor injuries and was taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment.

 

MSHP: HAVE A SAFE CHRISTMAS SEASON!

Missouri State Highway Patrol employees wish everyone a merry and safe Christmas. One way for it to be merry is for everyone to arrive at their holiday celebrations safely. Remember to wear your seat belt, obey all traffic laws, pay attention, and please, don’t drink and drive.

Over the 2021 Christmas holiday, there were 881 traffic crashes during the counting period. In those crashes, eight people were killed and another 401 were injured. This year’s traffic crash counting period begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 23, and ends at 11:59 p.m. Monday, December 26, 2022.

Travelers are reminded that holiday drivers will affect traffic patterns. If you’re planning a trip during the holiday, please keep this in mind. Drivers are encouraged to make sure they are well rested, no matter how short their driving distance. Check the weather forecast and plan accordingly. Downloading the MoDOT Traveler Information app to your smart phone allows you to check road conditions before you travel. Be proactive: Make sure your vehicle is in good condition and allow enough time to reach your destination safely. Winterize your vehicle before bad weather arrives, but realize that sometimes, it’s safest to stay home.

If faced with a traffic emergency, motorists can contact the Missouri State Highway Patrol at 1-800-525-5555 or *55 on a cellular phone. This emergency number will ring into the nearest Highway Patrol headquarters. Motorists should use this number if they are in a traffic crash, witness a crash or crime, or pass a stranded motorist in need of assistance, etc.

Troopers encourage motorists to protect themselves from all types of hazardous drivers by making sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint. Please obey all traffic laws, and if alcohol is part of your holiday, designate a sober driver. Every driver can help make our roadways safer this holiday season.

 

 




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WOMAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN PIKE COUNTY WRECK

A Winfield woman was seriously injured in a two-vehicle wreck Tuesday morning in Pike County.  The highway patrol said that it happened at 9:05am Tuesday as 60 year old Rebecca Johnson of Bowling Green was stopped at a yield sign from southbound US 61 to eastbound Route NN as a car driven by 47 year old Sara Scott of Winfield was northbound on US 61 when Johnson’s car entered the intersection traveling eastbound across the northbound lanes of US 61 when it struck Scott’s car.  Sara Scott was transported by Air Evac to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis with serious injuries.

 

DRIVER HURT IN TUESDAY NIGHT CRASH

A St. Clair driver was hurt in a Tuesday night crash in Franklin County.  State troopers report that 50 year old Fred Taylor of Wentzville attempted to make a right turn onto Missouri 47 when his car crossed the center of the highway and struck a truck driven by 51 year old Daniel Scharfenberg of St. Clair. Scharfenberg sustained minor injuries and was taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment.  The crash happened at 6:10pm Tuesday.

 

TWO INJURED, ONE SERIOUSLY IN TUESDAY AFTERNOON COLLISION

Both drivers were injured, one seriously in a Tuesday afternoon collision in Ralls County.  The patrol says that it happened at 1:10pm Tuesday as 79 year old Gerald Vanstrien of Perry was on Route F when he failed to stop at a stop sign and his truck collided with a truck driven by 24 year old Lakoda Gorskey of West Plains.  Gorskey was air-lifted by Air Evac Helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries while Vanstrien was taken to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

   

 




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WINTER ARRIVES WITH SNOW, WIND, BITTER TEMPERATURES

Holiday travel could be a bit more challenging this year due to a winter storm that will move across the state Wednesday night and Thursday and leave bitterly cold temperatures in its wake. The Missouri Department of Transportation urges all drivers to be aware of changing road conditions both where they are and where they are going.

According to the National Weather Service, snow will begin moving into northwest Missouri Wednesday night and move across the state throughout the day Thursday. High winds and bitterly cold temperatures are also anticipated. Blowing and drifting snow as well as possible whiteout conditions will make driving dangerous, and sub-zero wind chills can be life-threatening if motorists become stranded. In some parts of Missouri, precipitation could start as rain and quickly turn to snow with potential flash freezing of roadways.

If you need to travel, make sure you have a full tank of gas, blankets, gloves and provisions like water and snacks in the event of an emergency. Make sure your cellphone is fully charged, but never use it while driving. If you should slide off the road, or are involved in a crash, stay inside your vehicle with your seat belt buckled until help arrives. 

Check current Missouri road conditions on the Traveler Information Map at www.modot.org, or through MoDOT’s smartphone app, available for iPhone and Android phones. You can also find road conditions and warnings by following MoDOT on Facebook and Twitter or by calling 888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636) to speak with a customer service representative 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY 911 COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR RETIRES AFTER 26 YEARS OF SERVICE

On Friday, December 16th, Montgomery County’s 911 Director, Jody Labanca, officially retired. Jody started as a 911 Dispatcher for Montgomery County in January of 1997. Over the years Jody served as a 911 Training Officer, Assistant Director, and in 2012 she was promoted to Director over the Communication's Center. A news release posted on the Sheriff’s Department Social Media page indicated Jody will be missed and offered congratulations on her well earned retirement.

 

COLUMBIA WOMAN HURT IN MONDAY NIGHT WRECK

A Columbia woman was hurt in a two-vehicle wreck Monday night in Boone County.  The highway patrol said it happened at around 8:50pm Monday as 18 year old Robert Montgomery of Columbia was on Route K at West Old Plank Road when he made a left turn and failed to yield to a car driven by 49 year old Aneela Khan and her car struck his truck on the right side.  She sustained minor injuries and was taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

 

 




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WOMAN INJURED IN PIKE COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Bowling Green woman was injured in an accident that occurred at 9am Monday in Pike County.  The patrol says that 42 year old Bridget Weber was on US 54 when her truck traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned.  She was taken to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

STATE FIRE MARSHAL URGES SAFETY AS FRIGID TEMPS PUSH INTO MISSOURI THIS WEEK

State Fire Marshal Tim Bean is urging Missourians to be extra cautious heating their homes as the most frigid temperatures of the season push into the state. Each year, space heaters account for about one-third of home heating fires and 80 percent of heating fire deaths. Space heaters are the leading cause of home fires in the months of December, January and February, according to the National Fire Protections Association.   

 

“The weather forecast calls for temperatures to plummet across Missouri this week, and we know that fire risks rise dramatically as people turn to supplemental heating sources to keep their homes warm,” Fire Marshal Bean said. “Many people do not understand the risks space heaters pose when misused, leading to deadly fires that could be prevented.”

 

When temperatures in Missouri plunged in February 2015, space heaters and supplemental heating sources were suspected in seven deaths and six injuries in less than a week. This week temperatures across most of Missouri are expected to drop below zero with wind chill values as low as 30 degrees below zero due to wind gusts as high as 40-50 miles per hour.   

 

Fire Marshal Bean stressed two key factors leading to heating fires: not using space heaters and other heating sources as they are designed to be used, and not having smoke alarms in their homes.

 

“Space heaters are designed to be used to supplement primary heating sources; that’s where the name comes from, they’re meant to help heat limited spaces in a residence that do not warm sufficiently from the primary heating source.” Bean said. “Also, people need to think of space heaters and smoke alarms as working together. Smoke alarms are essential in the home.” 

 

The Red Cross can assist people who cannot afford to purchase smoke alarms or are physically unable to install one. The Red Cross can help with a free smoke alarm installation. Sign up at redcross.org/smokealarmMO or call 1-800-RED-CROSS

 

MDC REPORTS THREE ELK HARVESTED DURING 2022 SEASON

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that Missouri hunters harvested one bull elk during the archery portion of the 2022 elk-hunting season, Oct. 15-23, and two bull elk during the firearms portion, Dec. 10-18.

The three Missouri hunters were each selected for one of five elk permits issued in 2022 through a random drawing of 9,684 applicants.

Elk are a native species in Missouri but were extirpated in the state in the late 1800s due to unregulated hunting. Missouri’s first elk hunt in 2020 came after years of restoration efforts by MDC, numerous partners including the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and many supporters including local communities and area landowners. Learn more about elk at mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/field-guide/elk. Learn more about elk hunting in Missouri at mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/species/elk.

 




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December 19, 2022

 

TROY TEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN LINCOLN COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Troy teen was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 8:10pm Saturday in Lincoln County.  The patrol says that 19 year old Chase Riley was on Route EE when his truck traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned.  He was transported by ambulance to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital in Lake St. Louis with serious injuries.

 

MAN INJURED IN SATURDAY NIGHT WRECK

A Washington man was injured in a one-vehicle wreck Saturday night in Franklin County.  The highway patrol said it happened at around 5:25pm Saturday as 36 year old Johnny Wright was on Highway 100 when he steered to the right to avoid hitting a deer and became distracted by cargo that had shifted in the truck bed, causing it to cross the roadway, went across the eastbound lanes and then struck a rock embankment.  He sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment.  

 

DRIVER HURT IN EARLY SUNDAY MORNING CRASH

A Jefferson City driver was hurt in an early Sunday morning crash in Cole County.  State troopers report that 32 year old Gerald Livengood III was on Christy Drive when he swerved to avoid a deer and his vehicle traveled off the right side of the road and overturned.  He was taken to Capital Region Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.  The crash happened at 2:20am Sunday.

 

 




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December 16, 2022

 

LADDONIA MAN KILLED IN AUDRAIN COUNTY CRASH

A Laddonia man was pronounced dead at the scene of a two vehicle crash in Audrain County shortly after 4 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. According to the crash report, 84 year old Harold Troesser of Laddonia failed to yield at the intersection of US 54 westbound at Route HH which resulted in his pickup being struck by another  pickup driven by 38 year old Larry Myers of Mexico. No other injuries were reported in the crash report.

 

RHINELAND MAN INJURED IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY CRASH

Troopers say 23 year old Christopher Creacy of Rhineland received minor injuries in a single vehicle crash on MO 19 one and a half miles north of Route J in Montgomery County shortly after 11 o’clock Wednesday night. The crash happened when the driver fell asleep and the pickup he was driving ran off the roadway and struck a tree. Creacy refused treatment at the scene.

 

COLUMBIA FIRE CLAIMS LIVES OF TWO CHILDREN

On Wednesday, at 1:27 a.m., the Columbia Fire Department responded to the 1000 block of Claudell Lane for a reported residential building structure fire with people trapped inside. The first fire crew arrived 4 1/2 minutes later and observed visible fire from multiple windows of a two-story townhome.  The crew initiated a rapid sequence of attacking the fire and searching for trapped occupants.  As additional personnel and equipment arrived, they were assigned to both the search and rescue and fire attack operations.  Fire personal soon located two deceased children inside the structure.  Twenty other occupants (including 10 who had been inside the impacted unit) were able to safely exit the building.  Three children were transported to a local hospital for evaluation. The fire was brought under control in approximately 25 minutes. Columbia fire marshals were called to the scene to perform an origin and cause investigation.  The fire originated on the second floor of the residence and the cause remains under investigation.  Damages are estimated at $80,000.

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT 

A number of incidents reported by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department according to the weekly report covering the period 12/2/2022 through 12/8/2022

 

·  On December 2, 2022, Deputies were notified of a pursuit in Callaway County headed towards Montgomery County on Highway B. Montgomery County Deputies positioned themselves at the county line to intercept the vehicle. As the vehicle entered Montgomery County, Deputies deployed spike strips and deflated two of the fleeing vehicle’s tires. The vehicle continued east a short distance before crashing through a field gate and wrecking the vehicle in a pasture. The driver fled the scene on foot and was eventually tased and taken into custody without incident. Callaway took custody of the suspect and he is currently being housed in the Callaway County Jail without bond. In addition to the charges the suspect racked up during this pursuit, the suspect was booked on a warrant out of Cole County and a warrant out of Cooper County for felony drug possession.

· On December 4, 2022, Deputies responded to New Florence for a Domestic Disturbance. Upon arrival, the caller advised her boyfriend had become irate and increasingly hostile toward her. She advised the argument started over his belief that she was trying to get him sent back to prison. She further advised she was afraid of him but needed a Deputy to talk to him and help him calm down. Deputies were able to talk to both subjects and calm the situation and both parties agreed to separate for the evening.

· On December 4, 2022, Deputies learned of a pursuit in Boone County in which the driver had pushed his girlfriend from a moving vehicle and had felony warrants for Domestic Assault. Due to the victim being pushed from the vehicle, the pursuing officers stopped to assist her as the suspect fled the area. Deputies received further information that the wanted vehicle was currently on Highway 161 approaching Montgomery City. A traffic stop was attempted, and the vehicle immediately sped up fleeing through town and out Highway 161 towards Danville. Deputies and Montgomery City Police Officers pursued the vehicle as it turned west onto Interstate 70 and reached speeds of 125 mph. As the vehicle approached Mineola Hill, the Missouri State Highway Patrol deployed a spike strip deflating the vehicle’s tires. Shortly after, the vehicle came to a stop and the suspect exited the vehicle. The suspect refused verbal command and resisted arrest. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to the Montgomery County Jail pending charges for Felony Resisting Arrest, Careless and Imprudent Driving, and additional charges in Boone County.

· On December 5, 2022, Deputies were patrolling the area of Highway J, due to recent thefts, when they observed a suspicious vehicle. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle. Upon making contact with the driver it was discovered his driving privileges were revoked. Upon further investigation, the driver was found to be in possession of a plastic container that contained methamphetamine. Deputies also located a glass smoking device and hypodermic needles inside the vehicle. The driver was taken into custody and transported to the Montgomery County Jail pending charges for Driving While Revoked, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

· On December 8, 2022, Deputies stopped a vehicle in the Wellsville area for an equipment violation. Upon making contact, it was noted that the driver appeared to being hiding something in her shirt. Due to the driver’s erratic behavior and believing she had illegal contraband on her person, deputies attempted to place her in handcuffs. The subject resisted and tried to get away from the deputies. Eventually the subject admitted to having methamphetamine and a pipe in her bra. The subject was arrested and transported to the Montgomery County Jail. Once at the jail she removed two small baggies containing methamphetamine and a glass smoking pipe. Charges are pending for Resisting Arrest, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

 

Calls for the Week:

 

·         Assist MSHP

·         Alarm – Montgomery City

·         School Visit – Montgomery City

·         School Visit – Jonesburg

·         Check Well Being – New Florence

·         Rape/Sexual Assault – Rhineland

·         Public Service Request – Montgomery City

·         911 Accidental – New Florence

·         911 Open Line – Middletown

·         Public Service Request – Montgomery City

·         Trespassing – Montgomery City

·         School Visit – Wellsville

·         Stealing – Montgomery City

·         Abandoned Vehicle – Rhineland

·         911 Accidental – Montgomery City

·         Public Relations – Jonesburg

·         C & I – I 70

·         Special Assignment

·         Attempt to Contact – Montgomery City

·         Assist Callaway County

·         Citizen Assist – New Florence

·         Rape/Sexual Assault – Montgomery City

·         Stealing – Middletown

·         Domestic – Unknown

·         Suspicious Activity – Rhineland

·         Alarm – Wellsville

·         Traffic Hazard – Middletown

·         Suspicious Vehicle – McKittrick

·         Suspicious Activity – Jonesburg

·         Public Service Request – Montgomery City

·         Stealing – Big Spring

·         Fraud – High Hill

·         Animal Complaint – Bellflower

·         Disturbance – Montgomery City

·         Traffic Hazard – Middletown

·         Arrest Attempt – New Florence

·         Motorist Assist – Montgomery city

·         Special Assignment – Montgomery City

·         Animal Complaint – Wellsville

·         Suspicious Person – Montgomery City

·         Arrest Attempt – Big Spring

·         911 Accidental – Montgomery City

·         Suspicious Vehicle – High Hill

·         911 Accidental – New Florence

·         Harassment – New Florence

·         Medical – Montgomery City

·         Public Service Request – New Florence

·         Public Service Request – Montgomery City

·         Violation Ex-parte/Full Order – Jonesburg

·         Assist Callaway County

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – High Hill

·         Alarm – Jonesburg

·         C & I – I 70

·         Special Assignment – Wentzville

·         Public Service Request – Jonesburg

·         Citizen Assist – Middletown

·         Traffic Hazard – Montgomery City

·         Check Well Being – Bellflower

·         Traffic Hazard – Montgomery City

·         Civil Matter – Danville

·         Assault – Montgomery City

·         Citizen Assist – Montgomery City

·         Citizen Assist – Montgomery City

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – Jonesburg

·         Stealing – Bellflower

·         Assault – Montgomery City

·         Suspicious Person – High Hill

·         Animal Complaint – Montgomery City

·         Investigation – Montgomery City

·         Public Service Request – Montgomery City

·         Suspicious Vehicle – New Florence

·         Stolen Vehicle – Wellsville

·         Arrest Attempt – Bellflower

·         Animal Complaint – Montgomery City

·         911 Accidental – Montgomery City

·         911 Accidental – Montgomery City

·         Disturbance – Montgomery City

·         Medical – Montgomery City

·         Citizen Assist – Montgomery

·         Medical – Montgomery

·         Suspicious Activity – Wellsville

·         Animal Complaint – Montgomery

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – I 70

·         Business Check – Jonesburg

·         Rape or Attempted Rape - 1st Degree - Rhineland

·         Towed Vehicle - Rhineland

·         Assist Other Agency

·         Stealing $50 or More - Big Spring

·         Verbal Domestic - 12 Hour Rule - New Florence

·         Resist Arrest - Danville

·         Kidnapping - 3rd Degree - High Hill

·         Canine Bite - Bellflower

·         Possess Control Substance - Danville

·         Domestic Assault - 3rd Degree Montgomery City

·         Reported Burglary - Bellflower

·         Civil Matter - Danville

·         Domestic Assault - 1st Degree - Montgomery City

·         Warrant Arrest - Bellflower

·         Assist Humane Society - Montgomery County

·         Warrant Arrest - Montgomery City

·         Possess Control Substance - Wellsville

 

 




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December 15, 2022

 

ROLLA MAN HURT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY ACCIDENT

30 year old Norman Black of Rolla escaped with only minor injuries after being involved in an automobile accident that occurred after 10pm Tuesday in Franklin County.  The patrol says that he was eastbound on I-44 when his car slid off the roadway, struck the center median and slid off the right side of the road and struck the guardrail.  He was taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. 

 

DRIVER INJURED IN TUESDAY AFTERNOON CRASH

A driver was injured in a Tuesday afternoon crash in Franklin County.  State troopers report that 43 year old Lorenzo Perry of Mountain Home, ID was eastbound on I-44 when he lost control due to road conditions, causing his vehicle to travel off the right side of the road and overturned.  He was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.  The crash happened at 1:45pm Tuesday.

 

CHICK-FIL-A SUPPLY TO OPEN NEW DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN MARYLAND HEIGHTS, INVESTING $16 MILLION AND CREATING MORE THAN 60 NEW JOBS

Chick-fil-A Supply, LLC, a subsidiary and distribution service provider of Chick-fil-A, Inc., has announced it will open a new distribution center in Maryland Heights, investing $16 million and creating more than 60 new jobs. The 100,000-square-foot facility will be used to serve more than 40 Chick-fil-A restaurants across the St. Louis area.

As a subsidiary of Chick-fil-A, Chick-fil-A Supply ensures restaurants have the food and products they need while staying on the cutting-edge of delivery service technology. The company announced its first full-scale distribution center in 2020. The new Maryland Heights facility, located in Riverport Trade Center, will be Chick-fil-A Supply’s fourth location in the country.

The St. Louis region’s history of innovation in agriculture and food science, in addition to its skilled and diverse workforce, played a key role in Chick-fil-A Supply’s decision to locate in Maryland Heights. The company expects the new facility to be operational in 2023.

 

 




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December 14, 2022

 

DRIVER EXAMINATION STATIONS TO CLOSE STATEWIDE FOR UPCOMING HOLIDAYS

The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed on the following dates:

Monday, December 26, 2022, in observance of Christmas. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, December 27, 2022.

Monday, January 2, 2023, in observance of New Year’s Day. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. 

 

GOVERNOR APPOINTS PERRY RESIDENT NEW RALLS COUNTY WESTERN DISTRICT COMMISSIONER

On Monday, Missouri Governor Parson appointed Brian Hodges, a Perry resident as the new Ralls County Western District Commissioner effective around the New Year.  Mr. Hodges currently serves on the board of directors for the Perry Rural Fire Association. He has been a member of the Fire Association since 1991 and is also a member of the Ralls County Young Farmers. Mr. Hodges was also the owner and operator of Hodges Fertilizer in Perry for 43 years before retiring from the business in 2020. Again, the appointment will be effective January 3, 2023.

 

BLAND MAN CRASHES IN STOLEN VEHICLE

Last Thursday night during the 7 pm hour, a Gasconade County Deputy was conducting stationary patrol at the intersection of Fourth Street and Price Road near Owensville, Missouri when he observed a vehicle traveling westbound on Price Road at a high rate of speed. The vehicle failed to stop at the stop sign for the intersection. As the Deputy was catching up to the vehicle to conduct a traffic stop, he observed the suspect vehicle passing another vehicle on Price Road. A traffic stop was attempted at this time, however the vehicle fled and turned south onto Highway EE. The Deputy lost visual of the vehicle but continue to travel south on Highway EE. The Deputy located the suspect vehicle south of Highway EE and Lake View Drive in a group of trees in the northbound ditch. Deputies took the driver, Joshua Torrence of Bland, Missouri, into custody without incident. It was later determined the vehicle was reported as stolen out of Jefferson City, Missouri. Torrence was transported to Mercy Creve Coeur Hospital for medical treatment. Charges for Tampering 1st, Resisting Arrest, other traffic violations will be sent to the Gasconade County Prosecuting Attorney's Office for further review.

 

 




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December 13, 2022

 

TEEN INJURED IN LEWIS COUNTY ACCIDENT

A teen was injured in an accident that occurred at 5pm Sunday in Lewis County.  The patrol says that 19 year old Narcisco Lopez of O’Fallon was a passenger in a car driven by 25 year old Noah Fuller of O’ Fallon.  They were on Highway 61 when their car ran off the left side of the roadway, overturned and came to rest on its top in the northbound lane.  Lopez was transported by ambulance to Blessing Hospital in Quincy IL for treatment of minor injuries.  

 

MAN HURT IN MONDAY MORNING CRASH

A Festus man was hurt in a Monday morning crash in Jefferson County.  State troopers report that it happened at 8am Monday as 50 year old David Harrison was on Sleepy Hollow Road when his brakes malfunctioned, causing his vehicle to travel off the road and strike a tree.  He suffered minor injuries and was taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment.

 

MDC REPORTS 16,032 DEER HARVESTED DURING ANTLERLESS PORTION

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 16,032 deer during the antlerless portion of the firearms deer season, Dec. 3-11. Top harvest counties were Callaway with 451 deer harvested, Pike with 412, and Macon with 348.

Last year’s antlerless-portion harvest total was 15,019.

The archery season runs through Jan. 15, 2023. The alternative methods portion runs Dec. 24 through Jan. 3, 2023.

 

 




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December 12, 2022

 

MISSOURI ROUTE 161 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY TO CLOSE FOR BRIDGE MAINTENANCE

Weather permitting, Monday and Tuesday, MoDOT crews will be performing Bridge Maintenance on Missouri Route 161 in Montgomery County. The road will be closed at Meadowlark Road to Goldenrod Road between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Motorists will need to use alternate routes for closures during these times. Signs and message boards will be in place to alert motorists, as all work is weather dependent, and schedules are subject to change.

 

MEXICO WOMAN INJURED IN AUDRAIN COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Mexico woman was injured in an accident that occurred at 4:40pm Friday in Audrain County.  The patrol says that 29 year old Taylor Truss of Columbia was on Route JJ when her box truck crossed the centerline and sideswiped an SUV driven by 78 year old Lois Runnels of Mexico.  Runnels was taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

DRIVER SERIOUSLY INJURED IN SATURDAY NIGHT CRASH

A driver was seriously injured in a Saturday night crash in Franklin County.  23 year old Kyle Beaumont of House Springs, MO was on Country Club Road and driving too fast for the wet road conditions when his car began sliding and crossed the center of the roadway, traveled off the left side of the road and struck a tree.  He was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis with serious injuries. State troopers said it happened at 6:25pm Saturday.

 

TROY WOMAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN FRIDAY AFTERNOON WRECK

A Troy woman was seriously injured in a one-vehicle wreck Friday afternoon in Lincoln County.  The highway patrol reports that it occurred at 2:20pm Friday as 39 year old Nicole Skaggs was on Route C when her car ran off the right side of the road, struck a ditch and then struck a culvert, crossed the road airborne and then struck another ditch.  She was taken to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital in Lake St. Louis with serious injuries.

 

 




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December 9, 2022

 

MAN AND WOMAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN LINCOLN COUNTY ACCIDENT

A man and woman from Elsberry were seriously injured in an accident that occurred after 8pm on Wednesday in Lincoln County.  The patrol says that 80 year old David Carlyle was on US 61 when his car was struck in the rear by a truck driven by 36 year old Gregory Tipton of Bowling Green.  After impact Carlyle’s car traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck a rock bluff and overturned.  Both David and his passenger 80 year old Alita Carlyle were taken to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis with serious injuries.

 

TWO WOMEN INJURED, ONE SERIOUSLY IN CHAIN-REACTION CRASH

Two Sullivan women were injured, one seriously in a chain-reaction crash in Franklin County.  State troopers report that it happened at 6:40pm Wednesday as three vehicles were traveling on MO 47 when the car driven by 18 year old Matthew Heidman of Washington began slowing to make a left turn when it was struck in the rear by a van driven too closely by 53 year old Lori Parker of Sullivan which in turn was struck in the rear by a car driven by 48 year old Michael Cain of St. Clair.  Lori Parker sustained serious injuries while a passenger in Cain’s car 51 year old Penny Ryland of Sullivan suffered moderate injuries.  Both were transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Washington for treatment.

 

THREE DRIVERS HURT, ONE SERIOUSLY IN WEDNESDAY NIGHT WRECK

All three drivers were hurt in a wreck that occurred at 5:55pm Wednesday in St. Francois County.  The highway patrol said that 68 year old Alice Hughes of Ironton, MO was on MO 221 when her truck crossed the centerline and collided with a box truck driven by 53 year old James Deatrick of Moberly and then her truck deflected off of it and struck a truck driven by 28 year old Jeremy Reinecke of Washington which was traveling behind the box truck.  Alice Hughes was taken to Mercy Hospital South with serious injuries, while Reinecke sustained moderate injuries and Deatrick suffered minor injuries.  Both were taken to Parkland Health Center in Farmington for treatment.   

 

 




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December 8, 2022

 

TROY MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN TUESDAY AFTERNOON WRECK

A Troy man was seriously injured in a two-vehicle wreck Tuesday afternoon in Lincoln County.  The highway patrol said that it happened at 4:45pm Tuesday as 33 year old Douglas Augustine was on Highway 47 at Linns Mill Road when he failed to stop at a stop sign and his car struck the passenger side of a truck driven by 46 year old Kent Jacobsmeyer of Troy.  Augustine was taken to Mercy Hospital with serious injuries.

 

TEEN HURT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY CRASH

A teenage girl from Pacific, MO was hurt in a crash that occurred at around 3:25pm Tuesday in Franklin County.  State troopers report that the 17 year old girl was on MO 100 when her car was struck by a car driven by 22 year old Keanan Shaw of Villa Ridge who made a left turn into the path of her car resulting in the collision.  She sustained minor injuries and was taken to St. Luke’s Des Peres Hospital for treatment.

 

DRIVER INJURED IN MARION COUNTY ACCIDENT

A driver from Quincy, IL was injured in an accident that occurred at 12:05pm Tuesday in Marion County.  The patrol says that 30 year old Caleb Veihl was on MO 168 when his car traveled off the right side of the roadway, he overcorrected, causing it to strike an embankment and overturned.  He was transported by ambulance to Blessing Hospital in Quincy for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

 

 




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December 7, 2022

 

DRIVER INJURED IN FRANKLIN COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Sullivan driver was injured in an accident that occurred at 4:25pm Monday in Franklin County.  State troopers report that 63 year old James Pender was westbound on I-44 when he attempted to avoid another vehicle and overcorrected, causing his car to strike the concrete median barrier.  He was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Washington for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

MAN HURT IN MONDAY MORNING WRECK

A man was hurt in a two-vehicle wreck Monday morning in Callaway County.  The highway patrol said that it happened at 11:25am Monday as 64 year old Douglas Veit of Tebbetts, MO was on County Road 4005 when his car crossed the center of the roadway and struck a car driven by 19 year old Dakota Werdehausen of Tebbetts, MO and after impact Veit’s was ejected from his car.  He was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

 

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOTS FIRED INCIDENT

Columbia Police responded to a shots fired incident in the 2000 block of Newton Drive on Monday. Officers arrived on scene and found an adult male with apparent gunshot wounds. Officers provided medical aid until EMS arrived to transport the victim to a local hospital. The investigation into the incident is underway and If anyone has information, please contact Columbia Police at 573-874-7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573-875-8477.

 

 




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December 6, 2022

 

FOUR INJURED IN BOONE COUNTY ACCIDENT

Four people were injured in an accident that occurred at 8am Monday in Boone County.  The patrol says that 27 year old Daniel Ploudre of Columbia was stopped on US 40 waiting to turn when his car was struck in the rear by a truck driven by 66 year old Robert Greenwood of Fayette.  Ploudre sustained moderate injuries, while two passengers in his car a 1 year old girl and a 2 year old boy along with Greenwood suffered minor injuries.  All four were taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment. 

 

TEEN HURT IN SUNDAY MORNING WRECK

A Bowling Green teen was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck Sunday morning in Pike County.  The highway patrol said that it happened after 11am Sunday as a 17 year old girl was on Route E when she suffered a medical incident, causing her truck to travel off the right side of the roadway, struck a ditch, a culvert and overturned.  She was transported by ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

 

GOVERNOR PARSON ANNOUNCES $10 MILLION IN GRANT FUNDING FOR MISSOURI COUNTY JAIL MAINTENANCE AND IMPROVEMENTS ACROSS THE STATE

Governor Mike Parson has announced the availability of up to $10 million in grant funding for maintenance and improvements to jails across the state.

Applications for the Missouri County Jail Maintenance and Improvements Grant are only being accepted through the Missouri Department of Public Safety online WebGrants System: https://dpsgrants.dps.mo.gov/index.do.

The grant requires a local match of 50 percent. For example, if the total cost of a project were $100,000, the local recipient would be responsible for $50,000. Local American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds may be utilized for the local match. In-kind matches (soft match) must be directly related to the project and may be retroactive to March 2020. No supplanting is permitted.  

Eligible grant expenditures include equipment, supplies, and contractual expenses to support county jail maintenance and improvements.

Grant recipients will be notified of their awards in March 2023. Grant funds must be expended by June 30, 2026. The funding for the jail maintenance and improvements grants is made available through ARPA and was made possible through Missouri House Bill 3020. The Missouri Department of Public Safety is the grant administrator. 

 

 




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December 5, 2022

 

I-70 ONE LANE AT NIGHT FOR ROAD WORK MONDAY AND TUESDAY

The Missouri Department of Transportation and its contractor, Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc., will close one lane of Interstate 70 in each direction between mile markers 174 and 176 from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. the nights of December 5 and 6 to grade dirt in preparation for guard rail extension and barrier wall installation.  The ramps at Missouri Route 19 will remain open.  “This work is weather permitting and subject to change due to resource availability,” said MoDOT Area Engineer Jeff Niemeyer.

The work in this area is part of the new Missouri Route 19 interchange project that began a few months ago. 

 

MEXICO WOMAN INJURED IN AUDRAIN COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Mexico woman was injured in an accident that occurred at 12:25pm Saturday in Audrain County.  The patrol says that 67 year old Sherry Saylor was on Audrain County Road 711 when she lost control of her car on loose gravel, traveled off the road and overturned.  She was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

DRIVER HURT IN EARLY SUNDAY MORNING WRECK

A St. Louis driver was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck early Sunday morning in St. Louis County.  The highway patrol says that it happened at 2:10am as 35 year old Dominique Skinner was eastbound on I-70 when her car ran off the left side of the road and struck the center barrier.  She sustained moderate injuries and was taken to SSM Health DePaul Hospital for treatment.

 

 




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December 2, 2022

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY ACCIDENT

Both drivers were hurt in an accident that occurred at 2:15pm Wednesday in Montgomery County.  The patrol says that 70 year old Richard Prongue of Williamsburg was westbound on I-70 when his vehicle traveled off the left side of the roadway, through the median cables and into the eastbound lanes of I-70, striking a freightliner driven by an Omaha, NE man.  Prongue refused treatment at the scene for minor injuries, while the semi truck driver was taken to St. Joe West Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

 

WOMAN INJURED IN THURSDAY MORNING WRECK

A woman was injured in a one-vehicle wreck Thursday morning in Jefferson County.  The highway patrol said it happened at 10:35am Thursday as 65 year old Charlene Kelley of Imperial was on Miller Road when her car ran off the right side of the road, struck a utility pole and a boulder.  She sustained minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital South for treatment.

 

THURSDAY MARKED THE START OF NECAC UTILITY ASSISTANCE FOR FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS

A local agency has a remedy for rising utility costs.  The North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) is taking applications for the federally-funded Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program and the Energy Crisis Intervention Program in 12 Missouri counties.  The program began Nov. 1 for the elderly and disabled, and kicked off Dec. 1 for families and individuals.

NECAC assisted about 9,000 households with utility assistance last year, and expects the number to increase this winter due to inflation and escalating costs.

LIHEAP offers a one-time payment to income-qualifying households depending upon the type of utility they use. The maximum benefit for propane-heated homes is $990. It’s $652 for natural gas, $636 for electricity and $438 for wood.

ECIP may be used by income-qualifying household through September 2023, with a maximum of up to $1,600.

NECAC is accepting utility assistance applications online or in person at its service centers. The monthly income limit for a one-person household is $2,370. For a four-person residence, it’s $4,558. Additional amounts are available upon request.

The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is distributed through the Missouri Department of Social Services, which then contracts with NECAC and the 18 other Community Action Agencies in Missouri to administer the service. Payments are sent directly to utility companies.

More information is available at www.necac.org, calling 573-324-0120 or by contacting one of the following NECAC Service Centers:

 

  • Lewis County: 408 S. Fourth  in Canton -- 573-288-3969.
  • Lincoln County: 11 Woodcrest Dr. in Troy -- 636-528-7604.
  • Macon County: 907 Highway PP in Macon -- 660-385-4616.
  • Marion County: 3518 Palmyra Road in Hannibal -- 573-221-7166.
  • Monroe County: 314 N. Washington in Paris -- 660-327-4110.
  • Montgomery County: 137 Farnen in Montgomery City -- 573-564-3606.
  • Pike County: 805 Bus. Hwy. 61 North in Bowling Green -- 573-324-2207.
  • Ralls County: 411 Main in New London --  573-985-2411.
  • Randolph County: 1903 N. Morley Suite B in Moberly -- 660-263-6595.
  • Shelby County: 204 E. Third in Shelbyville -- 573-633-2210.
  • St. Charles County: 3400 Meadow Pointe Drive in O’Fallon -- 636-272-3477,
  • Warren County: 120 E. Main in Warrenton -- 636-456-8191.

 

 




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December 1, 2022

 

DRIVER KILLED, TWO PASSENGERS INJURED IN WEDNESDAY MORNING ACCIDENT

A driver was killed and his two passengers were injured in an accident that occurred at 9:30am Wednesday in Cooper County.  The patrol says that 24 year old Kyle Horak of Benton, IL was westbound on I-70 when his car traveled off the left side of the roadway, returned to the road, he overcorrected, went off the left side of the roadway, collided with the median cable barriers and overturned.  He was pronounced dead at the scene, while his two passengers 25 year old Lacie Ringo of Benton, IL and 18 year old Emma Sweat of Livingston, TX were transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

TWO SERIOUSLY INJURED IN EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING WRECK

Two Kansas City residents were seriously injured in a two vehicle wreck early Wednesday morning in St. Charles County.  The highway patrol said that it happened just before 6am Wednesday as 47 year old Lamar Spagner of Florissant was eastbound on I-70 when he attempted to change lanes and his freightliner struck a car driven by 31 year old Michael Roith of Kansas City.  Both Roith and his passenger 38 year old Laura Acevedo of Kansas City were taken to SSM Health DePaul Hospital with serious injuries.

 

OVERWIDTH HAULING PERMIT EXTENDED THROUGH MARCH 1, 2023

Missouri Department of Transportation has extended the special overwidth hauling permit for hay at no cost through March 1, 2023 in an effort to aid the agricultural community as statewide drought conditions continue.

Loads must be of legal height, length and weight. Permits can be requested online using the MoDOT Carrier Express online service. To have the fee waived, customers can write a comment on the application about the fee waiver or call in to have an agent waive the fee.

Before hauling, drivers must apply for the special overwidth permit for loads that exceed 8 feet 6 inches in width and map their route to avoid work zones, bridges and other areas that have weight, narrow lane or height restrictions. This information, as well as a special bridge and height restriction view, is available on the MoDOT Traveler Information Map at traveler.modot.org.

MoDOT’s waiver and special overwidth permit allows drivers in Missouri to:

  • Obtain the permit at no cost.
  • Haul hay loads of up to 12 feet 6 inches in width using a blanket permit. Haul hay loads up to 14 feet in width using a single-trip permit.
  • Move hay during holiday periods and at night. At night, or when visibility is less than 500 feet, drivers must use a reflective, oversized load sign and clearance lights instead of the normal flags required at the edges of the load.

Drivers must adhere to all permit requirements, such as using proper signing and lighting and stopping at weigh stations. Drivers are also advised that most of the southeastern United States is currently under a quarantine zone for imported fire ants, which can easily spread through the movement of hay. Farmers and ranchers who believe they have received fire ants in a shipment of hay should call their local University of Missouri Extension agent as soon as possible.

To obtain a permit, hay haulers should visit modot.org/mce to login and use MoDOT Carrier Express to order hay permit(s). The login page also provides a link to obtain a Customer ID and password for those who are not regular users of MoDOT Carrier Express. Haulers will need the make, license plate number and vehicle identification number (VIN) of the power unit and must provide the farm business name and address. MoDOT permits cover movement within Missouri only and are required for each truck. Please call MoDOT’s Motor Carrier Services office at 1-800-877-8499 if you have questions. Those who hold the special hay permit that expires on Dec. 1 will be issued one that expires on Dec. 31, 2022, and a second that is effective Jan.1 through March 1, 2023.

 




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November 30, 2022

 

WOMAN SERIOUSLY HURT IN EARLY TUESDAY MORNING CRASH

A St. Charles woman was seriously hurt in an early Tuesday morning crash in Warren County.  State troopers report that 37 year old Michele Duty was on Highway M when her truck ran off the right side of the roadway, became airborne, went over South Stringtown Road and overturned, ejecting her from the truck.  She was taken to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis with serious injuries.  The crash occurred at 2:15am Tuesday. 

 

MAN INJURED IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Springfield man was injured in an accident that occurred at 11:50am Monday in Montgomery County.  The patrol says that 42 year old Thomas Hull was on Route F when his truck traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck a ditch, became airborne, struck a guide wire, a fence before overturning and coming to rest on its side.  He was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries. 

 

DRIVERS INJURED, ONE SERIOUSLY IN MONDAY MORNING WRECK

Both drivers were injured, one seriously in a two-vehicle wreck Monday morning in Callaway County.  The highway patrol said that it happened after 11am Monday as 57 year old Marc Ferrin of Hartsburg was crossing US 63 and drove into the path of a car driven by 18 year old Marcus Davis of Jefferson City and Davis’s car struck Ferrin’s car in the driver’s side which caused his car to travel off the left side of the road, coming to rest partially in the median, while Davis’s car traveled off the right side of the road, struck a stop sign post and came to rest facing southbound.  Ferrin sustained serious injuries while Davis suffered moderate injuries.  Both were taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

 

 




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November 29, 2022

 

PEDESTRIAN INJURED AFTER BEING STRUCK BY VEHICLE

A pedestrian was injured after being struck by a vehicle that occurred at 8:55pm Sunday in Montgomery County.  The patrol says that 51 year old Lasean Smith of St. Louis was standing in the roadway on westbound South Outer Road of I-70 east of Jonesburg when he was struck by a vehicle driven by 39 year old David Coffey of St. Peters.  Smith was transported by ambulance to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital in Lake St. Louis for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

MEXICO WOMAN INJURED IN BOONE COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Mexico woman was injured in an accident that occurred at around 6:15pm Sunday in Boone County.  The patrol says that 28 year old Madison Enyeart of Mexico was on Route B and while attempting to pass a car driven by 29 year old Joelle Bray of Hallsville struck both Bray’s car and also a car driven by 23 year old Jaelyn Murry of Columbia.  Madison Enyeart sustained moderate injuries and was taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.  The other women were not injured in the accident.

 

MAN HURT IN SUNDAY MORNING WRECK

29 year old Dillon Gibbs of St. Louis was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck Sunday morning in Franklin County.  State troopers report that it happened at 11:45am Sunday as he was on Route N when his car traveled off the east side of the roadway and overturned.  He was taken to Mercy Hospital in Washington for treatment of minor injuries.

 

 




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November 28, 2022

 

WOMAN INJURED IN EARLY SUNDAY MORNING ACCIDENT

A woman was injured in an accident that occurred after 12am Sunday in St. Charles County.  The patrol says that 45 year old Jonna Miller of O’Fallon, IL was a passenger in a vehicle driven by 62 year old Jan Miller of O’Fallon, IL.  They were eastbound on I-70 when their vehicle traveled off the left side of the roadway, struck the concrete median and overturned.  Jonna Miller was taken to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital in Lake St. Louis for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

ST. LOUIS DRIVER SERIOUSLY INJURED IN THANKSGIVING NIGHT CRASH

39 year old Dawn Blaylock of St. Louis was seriously injured in a Thanksgiving Night crash in St. Louis County.  The highway patrol said that it happened at around 8:45pm Thursday as she was on northbound I-170 when her truck struck the concrete median barrier.  She was taken to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis with serious injuries.

 

COLUMBIA WOMAN HURT IN THANKSGIVING DAY WRECK

A Columbia woman was hurt in a Thanksgiving Day wreck in Boone County.  State troopers said that it happened at 9:50am this past Thursday as 35 year old Katherine Faucett was on US 63 when her van went off the road and hit a tree.  She was transported by ambulance to Boone Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. 

 

 




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November 23, 2022

 

WOMAN INJURED IN ST. CHARLES COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Wright City woman was injured in an accident that occurred at 11:45am Monday in St. Charles County.  The patrol says that 62 year old Susan Seidel was on Highway 364 when she suffered a medical condition, causing her vehicle to run off the right side of the roadway and struck a guardrail.  She was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

DRIVER HURT IN MONDAY MORNING CRASH

A driver was hurt in a Monday morning crash in St. Charles County.  State troopers report that 59 year old Linda Roeder of Overland, MO was eastbound on I-70 as traffic was slowing ahead and also following too closely to a tractor trailer when her car struck the rear of the tractor trailer which fled the scene of the crash that happened at 7:25am Monday.  She sustained moderate injuries and was taken to St. Joseph West Hospital for treatment.

 

GOVERNOR PARSON ANNOUNCES TOTAL FLOOD RECOVERY FUNDING SURPASSED $115.9 MILLION AS FEMA APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSED

Governor Mike Parson has announced that over 13,500 Missouri households had been approved for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant assistance of $42.9 million as the FEMA disaster assistance application period for St. Louis area flooding in July closed this month. Including National Flood Insurance payments to policyholders and U.S. Small Business Administration loans, total assistance to St. Louis, St. Louis County and St. Charles County residents and businesses was over $115.9 million.

Those who were impacted by the July flooding are reminded that FEMA representatives are still available at the FEMA Helpline, 800-621-3362, and that any additional eligible expenses discovered after the close of the FEMA application period on November 7 will be considered for reimbursement. 

With the onset of cold weather, homeowners who had applied for FEMA assistance prior to the November 7 deadline and had flood-related damage to furnaces or HVAC systems could still be eligible for reimbursement and should submit repair or replacement estimates or invoices to FEMA. FEMA is also reminding those approved for assistance that they could still be eligible for rental assistance if a need for a temporary place to stay has arisen as repairs are being made.

 

 




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November 22, 2022

 

MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN PIKE COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Clarksville man was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 10:20pm Sunday in Pike County.  The patrol says that 34 year old Victor Wright was on Route D when his truck traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree.  He was transported by Survival Flight Helicopter to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis with serious injuries.

 

BE A COURTEOUS, ATTENTIVE DRIVER THIS THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds everyone there will be an increase in traffic over the Thanksgiving holiday. Drivers should remain alert to changes along their normal route. Regardless of traffic patterns, safety should remain a priority.

The counting period for the 2022 Thanksgiving holiday weekend is from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 23, 2022, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, November 27, 2022. Troopers will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E., enforcing all traffic laws, and available to assist the public. Over the 2021 Thanksgiving holiday counting period, 12 people were killed and 540 injured in 1,365 traffic crashes. Someone was injured or killed every 11 minutes over the 2021 Thanksgiving holiday.

Before you take a trip this holiday season, make sure your vehicles are in good condition and that you are well rested before they start driving. Remember: There is never a reason to speed, drive aggressively, or drive impaired.

Too many people die in traffic crashes each year in Missouri. The choices you make when you’re behind the wheel matter. Make good choices, so you’ll never have to say, “If I could just go back …”

If Missouri temperatures are accommodating, boating or fishing might become part of your Thanksgiving holiday weekend plans. Make sure your vessel’s navigation lights are operational. There is less daylight this time of year, so check your lights and have extra bulbs on board before you head out. The water is becoming colder, and hypothermia is also a concern. The body loses heat 25 times faster in water than in the air of the same temperature. If you take an unexpected plunge in cold water, it's important to get out of the water and into dry clothes as soon as possible. Always wear the proper life jacket and using caution to avoid falling overboard. Plan ahead: How would you exit the water if you inadvertently fell overboard? Does your boat have an exterior swim ladder to allow you to re-enter the vessel? It’s also important to tell someone about your plans to be on or near the water and where you’re going.

Watercraft operators must consider the effect their actions have on others: Share the waterway and use common sense, good judgment, and courtesy to ensure the safety of all. Life jackets save lives. Wear It!!

The public is encouraged to call the Patrol's Emergency Report Line (800) 525-5555 or *55 on your cellular phone if they witness criminal activity or experience an emergency. These phone numbers are operational for both highway and water emergencies. If your celebration includes alcohol, designate someone else to drive whether you are in your boat or your car. Please don't become a statistic.

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT

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·         On November 4, 2022, Deputies responded to a campground in the Montgomery City area for a disturbance. Upon arrival, the campground owners advised one of the campers was naked and throwing things out of his camper creating a disturbance. Deputies located the individual, who appeared to have passed-out and when awakened, he became uncooperative. Deputies reported, that lying next to the male subject was several bottles of alcohol, drug paraphernalia, and methamphetamine. The subject was arrested, transported to the Montgomery County Jail, and charges were filed for Possession of Controlled Substance and Drug Paraphernalia.

·        On November 4, 2022, Deputies were conducting a follow-up investigation on a stealing case in the New Florence area. Upon making contact with the suspect, Deputies found him to be in possession of a hypodermic needle, fentanyl, and methamphetamine. The subject was arrested, transported to the Montgomery County Jail, and charged with 2 Counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

·        On November 5, 2022, Deputies were Patrolling the area of New Florence when they conducted a traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle. Through the course of the traffic stop deputies located a bag of syringes and a glass container containing methamphetamine in the vehicle. Both subjects were arrested, transported the Montgomery County Jail pending charges for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Drug Paraphernalia.

·        On November 5, 2022, Deputies conducted a follow-up investigation in Middletown on a subject who was a Sex Offender and was registered living in Pike County. Information received was that this subject had been living in Middletown for several months and had failed to register his new address. Deputies made contact with the subject and verified that the subject was in fact in violation of the conditions for the Sex Offender Registry. The subject was arrested and found to be in possession of Methamphetamine. The subject was transported to the Montgomery County Jail and charged with Failing to Register and Possession of a Controlled Substance

 

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·               C & I – I 70

·               Suspicious Activity – New Florence

·               Traffic Hazard – I 70

·               Disturbance – Hermann

·               Assist Children’s Division

·               C & I – New Florence

·               Stolen Vehicle – Middletown

·               Public Service Request – Jonesburg

·               Medical – Jonesburg

·               Disturbance – Middletown

·               Arrest – New Florence

·               Alarm – Montgomery City

·               Public Service Request – Montgomery City

·               Public Service Request – New Florence

·               Animal Complaint – New Florence

·               Motor Vehicle Accident – I 70

·               Stolen Vehicle – Bellflower

·               Disturbance – New Florence

·               Check Well Being – Wellsville

·               Fraud – Danville

·               Motorist Assist – High Hill

·               Pedestrian Check – Montgomery City

·               911 Accidental – Bellflower

·               Check Well Being – Bellflower

·               Medical – Montgomery City

·               Suspicious Activity – Montgomery City

·               Pedestrian Check – Montgomery City

·               Unwanted Subject – New Florence

·               Assist Ameren UE – I 70

·               Public Relations – Montgomery City

·               Domestic – Jonesburg

·               Break In – New Florence

·               Juvenile Complaint – Bellflower

·               Check Well Being – Jonesburg

·               Check Well Being – Danville

·               Stealing – New Florence

·               Animal Complaint – Montgomery City

·               Vehicle Fire – I 70

·               Check Well Being – Bellflower

·               Motor Vehicle Accident – I 70

·               911 Accidental – Wellsville

·               Harassment – Rhineland

·               Pedestrian Check – I 70

·               Information – Middletown

·               Stolen Vehicle – New Florence

·               Information – Unknown

·               Citizen Assist – Unknown

·               911 Accidental – Jonesburg

·               Traffic Hazard – I 70

·               Check Well Being – Montgomery City

·               C & I – I 70

·               Traffic Hazard – Montgomery City

·               Information – Unknown

·               Motorist Assist – Montgomery City

·               Animal Complaint – Montgomery City

·               Public Service Request – Montgomery City

·               Public Service Request – Montgomery City

·               Suspicious Person – High Hill

·               Motor Vehicle Accident – Middletown

·               Assist Jonesburg PD

·               Special Assignment – Montgomery City

·               Citizen Assist – Montgomery City

·               Public Service Request – Jonesburg

·               Public Service Request – Montgomery City

·               Check Well Being – Bellflower

·               Suspicious Vehicle – Montgomery City

·               911 Open Line – High Hill

·               Abandoned Vehicle – Wellsville

·               Investigation – Montgomery City

·               Abandoned Vehicle – Montgomery City

·               Attempt To Contact – Jonesburg

·               Medical – Wellsville

·               Traffic Hazard – New Florence

·               Medical – Bellflower

·               Verbal Dispute - McKittrick

·               Warrant Arrest - Jonesburg

·               Tampering With Motor Vehicle - Middletown

·               Driving While Suspended - Montgomery City

·               Possess Control Substance - Montgomery City

·               Possession Controlled Substance - New Florence

·               Possession Controlled Substance - New Florence

·               Motor Vehicle Accident - Danville

·               Civil Issue - New Florence

·               Fail To Register As Sex Offender - Middletown

·               Driving While Suspended - Montgomery City

·               Assist New Florence PD - New Florence

·               Motor Vehicle Accident - Middletown

·               Tampering With Motor Vehicle - Montgomery City

·               Abandoned Vehicle – Middletown

 

 




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November 21, 2022

 

LOUISIANA WOMAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN FRIDAY NIGHT ACCIDENT

A Louisiana woman was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at around 6:30pm Friday in Pike County.  The patrol says that 59 year old Karen Pruitt was on Highway 54 when an unknown vehicle attempted to pass her and noticed vehicles coming from the westbound lanes so the unknown vehicle changed back over to the eastbound lanes causing Pruitt to turn her wheels to the right to avoid it and her car traveled off the right side of the roadway and began to overturn.  She was transported by Air Evac Helicopter to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis with serious injuries.

 

MAN HURT IN JEFFERSON COUNTY CRASH

An Imperial man was hurt in a Saturday night crash in Jefferson County.  The highway patrol says that 62 year old Mark Koester was on MO 21 when his truck traveled off the right side of the road, struck a tree and overturned, where it came to rest off the right side of the roadway.  He sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Mercy Hospital South for treatment.

 

WOMAN INJURED IN SATURDAY NIGHT WRECK

A Versailles woman was injured in a one-vehicle wreck Saturday night in Morgan County.  State troopers said that it happened at around 6:10pm Saturday as 61 year old Cheryl McGinnis-Kalkman was on Route BB when her car ran off the left side of the road, crossed over crystal Road, overturned and struck a tree.  She was taken to Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach for treatment of moderate injuries. 

 

 




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November 18, 2022

 

LANE AND RAMP CLOSURES SCHEDULED FOR PORTIONS OF INTERSTATE 70 NEXT WEEK

Crews will be making pavement repairs on I-70 in Montgomery and Warren counties that will require the following closures on Monday Nov. 21 & Tuesday Nov. 22 beginning at 7:30 p.m. until approximately 6 a.m. the following morning.  All work is weather permitting:

 

  • Crews will CLOSE one lane of westbound I-70 between mile marker 187.4 – 188.4
  • Crews will CLOSE the on and off ramps on westbound I-70 at the Flying J exit at mile marker 188 at Warrenton
  • Crews will CLOSE one lane of westbound I-70 between mile marker 172.4 – 177.2
  • Crews will CLOSE one lane of westbound I-70 between mile marker 178.4 – 179.8
  • Crews will CLOSE one lane of westbound I-70 between mile marker 181.6-181.8

Motorists will need to use caution when traveling through work zones and are reminded to slow down and pay attention.

 

WOMAN HURT IN WEDNESDAY NIGHT WRECK

A woman was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck Wednesday night in St. Charles County.  State troopers report that 61 year old Dorothea Moore-Goins of Black Jack, MO was westbound on I-70 when her car ran off the right side of the road, struck a road sign, continued into a ditch and overturned.  She suffered minor injuries and was taken to SSM Hospital St. Joseph in Lake St. Louis for treatment.  The wreck occurred at 10pm Wednesday.  

 

CLEMENTINE’S CREAMERY TO EXPAND IN ST. LOUIS, INVESTING $1.8 MILLION AND ADDING 18 NEW JOBS

Clementine’s Creamery, an ice cream parlor in the Greater St. Louis Area, recently announced it will expand its ice cream wholesale and bakery operations by opening a manufacturing facility in North St. Louis City, investing $1.8 million and creating 18 new jobs in the area.

Clementine’s Creamery has been serving ice cream to the St. Louis area since 2014 and remains committed to fostering kind and positive interactions while building a sense of community. The company operates five storefront locations in addition to its wholesale manufacturing facility expansion.

 

 




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November 17, 2022

 

DRIVER HURT IN ST. CHARLES COUNTY CRASH

A driver was hurt in a Wednesday morning crash in St. Charles County.  The highway patrol states that 78 year old Barry Powell of Weldon Spring, MO was on the ramp from eastbound MO 364 to MO 94 when his car ran off the road and struck a guardrail.  He suffered minor injuries and was taken to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis for treatment.  The crash happened at around 8:30am Wednesday in St. Charles County.

 

ST. LOUIS MAN INJURED IN TUESDAY NIGHT WRECK

A St. Louis man was injured in a one-vehicle wreck that occurred just before 7pm Tuesday in St. Louis County.  State troopers said that 26 year old William Newton was southbound on I-270 when his car traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck the concrete median wall.  He was taken to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

COLUMBIA MAN ARRESTED AFTER WOMAN FOUND IN CAR DECEASED

At approximately 6:45 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, officers with the Columbia Police Department were dispatched to the 2700 block of Blue Ridge Road in reference to a death investigation. Officers were advised an individual discovered a vehicle running in the area and believed the driver was deceased. Upon arrival, officers determined the occupant of the vehicle, an adult female, was deceased due to an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was later identified as April Joann Brooks, 42, of Cuba, Missouri. Following the discovery of the body, detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division began their investigation and developed probable cause to arrest Montez Lee Williams, 31, of Columbia.  Williams was located and taken into custody for first-degree murder, armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon, child endangerment and resisting arrest.

 

INVESTIGATION CONTINUES INTO FIRE AT MEXICO STORAGE BUILDING LAST TUESDAY

On Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at approximately 4:09AM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 500 block of S Clark Street in Mexico in reference to a fire at a self-storage building.  All of the storage units in that building received some sort of damage.  As a result of the investigation conducted by MPSD and the Missouri State Fire Marshal’s Office, it was determined which unit the fire started in and that it was started by a person or people.  A case is being prepared to be forwarded to the Audrain County Prosecuting Attorney for criminal charges.  The investigation is ongoing at this time.      

 

 




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November 16, 2022

 

MAN INJURED IN MONDAY NIGHT ACCIDENT

A man was injured in an accident that occurred at 11:57pm Monday in St. Charles County.  The highway patrol said that 30 year old Wesley Davis of High Ridge, MO was northbound on US 61 when his car struck the rear of a truck that had malfunctioned and stalled in the roadway and after impact debris from Davis’s car struck another vehicle traveling northbound on US 61.  Davis was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis for treatment of moderate injuries.  The other two drivers were not injured in the accident. 

 

CALLAWAY COUNTY SHERIFF MAKES FIRST COURT APPEARANCE

KRCG TV reports Callaway County Sheriff Clay Chism made his first court appearance on Monday for two misdemeanor charges of driving while under the influence and resisting arrest, where his attorney told reporters he would enter a plea of not guilty.

The Randolph County Court set Chism's next appearance for January 23, 2023, for a disposition hearing. Chism was in the courtroom on Monday, but did not speak with reporters.

 

DEER HARVEST NUMBERS UP DURING OPENING WEEKEND OF FIREARMS SEASON

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows deer hunters in Missouri harvested 93,355 deer during opening weekend of the November portion of firearms deer season Nov. 12 and 13. Top harvest counties were Franklin, Texas and Callaway. Last year, hunters checked 89,939 deer during opening weekend of the November portion of firearms deer season. The November portion of firearms deer season continues through Nov. 22. Missouri’s archery deer and turkey season resumes Nov. 23 through Jan. 15, 2023. The late youth portion of firearms season runs Nov. 25-27. The antlerless portion of firearms deer season runs Dec. 3-11 (in open counties) followed by the alternative methods portion Dec. 24 through Jan. 3, 2023.

 

 




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November 15, 2022

 

FIRST STATEWIDE WINTER PRECIPITATION FORECAST – MOTORISTS ADVISED TO SLOW DOWN, PLAN EXTRA TIME

The cold blast of winter air over the weekend is now bringing in the first statewide forecast for winter precipitation beginning Monday afternoon and continuing overnight. Accumulation of one to three inches is possible and could affect Tuesday morning’s commute.

The Missouri Department of Transportation warns drivers that even a small amount of snow on the pavement can cause slippery conditions and impact travel, especially on elevated surfaces like bridges and overpasses. Slow down and allow yourself extra time if you must drive.

MoDOT crews will be out ahead of the storm and will continue working overnight. The primary focus will be to address winter weather on interstates and other major high-volume highways. After the precipitation ends and the high primary routes are mostly clear, crews will focus on the lower volume number and letter state highways.  With this being the first winter weather of the year, crews will be doing training for the new drivers during this storm.

Despite the department’s best efforts, it has not made progress filling the winter operations vacancies.

Check current Missouri road conditions on the Traveler Information Map at www.modot.org, or through MoDOT’s smartphone app, available for iPhone and Android phones. You can also find road conditions and warnings by following MoDOT on Facebook and Twitter or by calling 888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636) to speak with a customer service representative 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

 

THREE HURT IN SUNDAY NIGHT WRECK

Three people from St. Louis were hurt in a two-vehicle wreck Sunday night in St. Louis County.  The highway patrol said that it happened at around 11:30pm Sunday as 34 year old Antwoin Jenkins was westbound on I-70 in lane 1, while 36 year old Frankeisha Bryant was westbound on I-70 in lane 2 when debris traveled from the eastbound lanes and struck Jenkins car.  He attempted to avoid the debris, swerving to the right and struck Bryant’s SUV, causing both to run through all lanes of traffic and off the right side of the roadway.  Jenkins car continued down a hill and struck a tree.  Both Jenkins and his passenger 39 year old Jermaine Washington was taken to Barnes Jewish Hospital with serious injuries, while Bryant was taken to SSM Health DePaul Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN GASCONADE COUNTY ACCIDENT

An Imperial man was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 10:10pm on Friday Nov. 11 in Gasconade County.  The patrol says that 29 year old Kyle Emberton was on Route EE when his truck traveled off the right side of the roadway, he overcorrected, began to overturn, ejected him from it as it went off the left side of the road and landed on the wheels.  He was taken to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis with serious injuries.

 

 




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November 14, 2022

 

NATIONAL CRASH RESPONDER SAFETY WEEK IS THIS WEEK

On a daily basis, emergency responders put their lives on the line along Missouri’s highways responding to crash scenes. These workers include police, fire, EMS, tow truck operators and highway workers. They respond to traffic incidents, assisting drivers and helping to keep traffic flowing. By state law, drivers are required to move over or slow down, but unfortunately, a significant number do not.

According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), traffic incidents are the leading cause of death for EMS responders and law enforcement officers. To remind motorists what’s on the line, the FHWA has declared the week of Nov. 14-18 as National Crash Responder Safety Week. 

From 2017 to 2021, there have been nearly 9,200 traffic crashes on Missouri roadways that involved an emergency vehicle. Of these crashes, 31 were fatal and 140 resulted in serious injury to the emergency responder. 

As part of the Missouri Department of Transportation’s work to maintain a safe and reliable transportation system, MoDOT emergency response personnel respond to more than 6,000 traffic incidents each month on average. 

When motorists approach MoDOT or any other responders or emergency vehicles on the side of the highway with flashing lights, they should move over. This is more than a ‘courtesy’ to roadside workers, it’s the law. A report from the National Safety Commission revealed 71% of Americans do not know about their state’s Move Over law. Missouri’s Move Over law requires drivers to either change lanes or slow down when approaching stationary MoDOT, law enforcement or other emergency vehicles with flashing lights on. To help protect those who protect us, all 50 states enforce some form of the Move Over law. 

 

COMMISSION AWARDS CONTRACTS FOR NORTHEAST DISTRICT PROJECTS

During its regular meeting on November 2, the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded resurfacing, pavement improvement and seal coat contracts for Northeast District.

Contracts include the following:

  • A $7,493,363 contract was awarded to Magruder Paving, LLC., for resurfacing and pavement improvement projects on Route 47 in Warren and Lincoln counties from Route A in Hawk Point to just north of I-70 in Warrenton and from Route M and MM in Warrenton to the Missouri River Bridge in Washington
  • A $6M contract was awarded to Capital Paving & Construction, LLC., to resurface 52.5 miles of Missouri Route 156 in Macon, Knox and Lewis counties from Missouri Route 149 in Macon County to Missouri Route 6 at Ewing in Lewis County.
  • A $2,485,000 contract was awarded to Pace Construction Company for pavement improvements at the following locations in Warren County:
  • Route B from I-70 near Pendleton to Missouri Route 94
  • Route O from Route M to Route 47 near Marthasville
  • Route OO from Route M to Route T near Innsbrook
  • A $974,162 contract was awarded to Missouri Petroleum Products Company, LLC., for seal coat projects at the following locations in Montgomery and Warren counties:
  • Route U (Warren) from West Booneslick Road in Warrenton to Missouri Route 94.
  • Route H (Warren) from Route F to Route M near Innsbrook. 
  • Route AA (Warren) from I-70 north outer road in Warrenton to end of state maintenance.
  • Route Y (Montgomery, Warren) from Missouri Route 19 to Route E in Jonesburg.

 




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November 11, 2022

 

DRIVER EXAMINATION STATIONS TO CLOSE STATEWIDE FOR UPCOMING HOLIDAYS

The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed on the following dates:

Friday, November 11, 2022, in observance of Veterans Day. Normal operations will resume on Monday, November 14, 2022.

Thursday, November 24, 2022, and Friday, November 25, 2022, in observance of Thanksgiving. Normal operations will resume on Monday, November 28, 2022.

 

MEXICO WOMAN HURT IN CALLAWAY COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Mexico woman was hurt in an accident that occurred at 5:30pm Wednesday in Callaway County.  The patrol says that 45 year old Gina Shern was on US 54 when her vehicle struck a deer in the roadway.  She suffered minor injuries and was taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

 

MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN WEDNESDAY NIGHT CRASH

A Florissant man was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash Wednesday night in Ste. Genevieve County.  The highway patrol said it happened at 8:35pm Wednesday as 34 year old Christopher Pierce was riding his motorcycle on Kocher Road when he lost control and it began overturning, ejecting him from the motorcycle.  He was transported by Air Evac to Saint Louis University Hospital with serious injuries.

 

 




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November 10, 2022

 

DRIVERS HURT IN BOONE COUNTY WRECK

Both drivers were hurt in a two-vehicle wreck that occurred at 10:45pm Tuesday in Boone County.  The patrol says that 33 year old Brittany Cross of Lake Ozark was on US 63 when her vehicle struck the rear of a truck driven by 59 year old Donald Sobba of Centralia.  After impact the truck traveled off the right side of the roadway while her vehicle ran off the left side of the road and struck the median cables.  Both drivers were taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of minor injuries.

 

TWO INJURED IN WEDNESDAY MORNING ACCIDENT

Two people were injured in an accident that happened at around 7:40am Wednesday in St. Charles County.  The highway patrol said that 23 year old Lacey Malawey of O’Fallon was on Route Z entrance ramp to eastbound I-70 when her automobile struck the rear of a pickup truck driven by 68 year old Lawrence Pecor of Wentzville, causing the truck to travel off the right side of the roadway.  Both suffered minor injuries and were transported by ambulance to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital in Lake St. Louis for treatment. 

 

WOMAN INJURED IN RANDOLPH COUNTY CRASH

A Centralia woman was injured in a Wednesday morning crash in Randolph County.  State troopers report that 21 year old Trinity Scott was on US 63 and to avoid colliding with a slow moving vehicle in the roadway, drove her car off the right side of the road and struck several trees.  She was taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of minor injuries.  The crash happened at 10:15am Wednesday.

 

 




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November 9, 2022

 

UNOFFICIAL GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS FOR TUESDAY

Republican Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has won election to the U.S. Senate. He defeated Democrat Trudy Busch Valentine. Schmitt will take the seat occupied for the past 12 years by Republican Roy Blunt, who announced in March 2021 he would not seek a third term -- ending a half-century career in politics. Missouri was once a swing state but has moved decidedly to the right over the past decade. Republican Scott Fitzpatrick has garnered well over 60 percent of the votes in the State Auditor race, while Republican’s Blaine Luetkemeyer and Sam Graves were unofficially reelected as US Representatives in District 3 & District 6 respectively.  Republican Cindy O’Laughlin was the clear winner for District 18 State Senator while Rusty Black was elected District 12 State Senator.  In other races from Tuesday night the hotly contested issue of legalizing the use of marijuana was very close all night long but with all precincts reporting the issue appears to have passed unofficially with approximately 53% voting yes to 46% no, also the Question about Constitutional Convention failed by a wide margin in the unofficial results.  Voters also said no to Amendment 1 with yes votes coming out on top for Amendments 4 AND 5.  For more specific unofficial election results, visit the Missouri Secretary of State’s website where you can see the statewide results as well as individual county results and more.

 

COLUMBIA MAN ARRESTED IN MOBERLY AND CHARGED WITH COLUMBIA MURDERS

Columbia Police have arrested Cadilac Derrick, 35, of Columbia, for two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of armed criminal action. The arrest is in connection to an incident that occurred Saturday night at approximately 11 p.m., when officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 1600 block of Boyd Lane.  Officers arrived at the scene and located two adult females with apparent gunshot wounds. One of the females, Lea’johna Sanders, 22, of Columbia, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other victim, Laura Myers, 53, of Columbia, was transported by EMS to a local hospital and later succumbed to her injuries.  During the course of the investigation detectives developed probable cause to arrest Derrick. He was arrested in Moberly and was later transported to the Boone County Jail. If anyone has information to share on this incident, please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652. Or call CrimeStoppers at 573.875.8477 to give information without providing your name, number or other identifying information.

 

TWO INJURED IN MONDAY NIGHT WRECK

Two people from Wright City were injured in a one-vehicle wreck Monday night in Warren County.  The highway patrol said that the wreck happened at 6:10pm Monday as 60 year old Randy Vomund was on Missouri 47 when his car traveled off the left side of the road and overturned.  Both the man and his passenger 64 year old Linda Feldmann were transported by ambulance to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital in Lake St. Louis for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

 

 




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November 8, 2022

 

IT’S ELECTION DAY – GET OUT AND VOTE!

This is Election Day and Polling places are open from 6am to 7pm today. Top issues on the ballot include whether to legalize recreational marijuana for adult use and most believe the top contested race is between GOP Attorney General Eric Schmitt and Democrat Trudy Busch Valentine who are both going after retiring U.S. Sen. Roy Blunts seat. The Missouri Secretary of State Voter Outreach Center web page provides information on polling place locations, candidates and issues. 

 

COLUMBIA MAN HURT IN CALLAWAY COUNTY CRASH

A Columbia man was hurt in a Sunday night crash in Callaway County.  The patrol says that 52 year old Carl Brizendine was westbound on I-70 when his car was sideswiped by an unknown vehicle, causing his car to travel into the median and struck the cable barrier as the unknown vehicle continued westbound on I-70.  He was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of minor injuries.  The crash occurred at around 5:40pm Sunday.  

 

DRIVER SERIOUSLY INJURED IN MONDAY MORNING ACCIDENT

A Winfield driver was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 6:45am Monday in Lincoln County.  The highway patrol said that 48 year old Matthew Michael was on Route C when his truck crossed the center of the roadway, traveled off the left side of the road and struck an embankment.  He was taken to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis with serious injuries.

 

MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN WARREN COUNTY WRECK

A St. Peters man was seriously injured in a two-vehicle wreck Sunday afternoon in Warren County.  State troopers report that the wreck happened at around 12:50pm Sunday as 23 year old Noah Williams was on MO 47 near a hillcrest in an attempt to pass another vehicle just as 63 year old Katherine Wilson of Marthasville attempted to avoid his motorcycle and impact occurred when the motorcycle struck her car, ejecting Williams from the motorcycle.  He was taken to Mercy Hospital in Washington with serious injuries.

 

 




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November 7, 2022

 

PEDESTRIAN SERIOUSLY INJURED AFTER BEING STRUCK BY A TRUCK EARLY SUNDAY MORNING

A pedestrian was seriously injured after being struck by a truck early Sunday morning in St. Charles County.  The patrol says that 31 year old Belmary Bello of Florissant was walking in lane 2 of Missouri 367 when she was struck by a truck driven by 29 year old Benjamin Emken of Florissant.  She was taken to Barnes Jewish Hospital with serious injuries.  The incident occurred at 1:35am Sunday in St. Charles County.

 

JEFFERSON CITY DRIVER INJURED IN SATURDAY NIGHT WRECK

32 year old Shawn Shivelhood of Jefferson City was injured in a one-vehicle wreck Saturday night in Cole County.  The highway patrol said that the wreck happened after 10pm Saturday as he was on Route B when he swerved to avoid a deer and caused his car to travel off the right side of the roadway, struck a sign, several trees and overturned.  Shivelhood was transported by ambulance to Capital Region Medical Center for treatment of moderate injuries. 

 

MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN FRANKLIN COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Washington man was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 6:50pm Friday in Franklin County.  State troopers report that 43 year old Ryan Feldmann was on Route YY when his truck ran off the right side of the road, he overcorrected, causing it to travel off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree.  He was taken to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis with serious injuries.

 

 




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November 4, 2022

 

HERMANN MAN HURT IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Hermann man was hurt in an accident that occurred at 5:45pm Wednesday in Montgomery County.  The patrol says that 34 year old Benjamin Lloyd was on MO 94 and stopped to negotiate a left hand turn when his vehicle was struck in the rear by a vehicle driven by a 16 year old girl from Hermann.  Lloyd decided to seek own treatment at unknown hospital for minor injuries.  The teenage girl was not injured in the accident.

 

MOTORCYCLIST SERIOUSLY INJURED IN EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING INCIDENT

A motorcyclist was seriously injured in an early Wednesday morning incident in Jefferson County.  State troopers report that it occurred at 4:15am Wednesday as 57 year old Hanford Wrenfrow of High Ridge, MO was riding his motorcycle on MO 30 when it struck a deer in the roadway.  He was taken to St. Clare Hospital with serious injuries.

 

KIRKSVILLE MAN INJURED IN BOONE COUNTY WRECK

A Kirksville man was injured in a one-vehicle wreck Wednesday afternoon in Boone County.  The highway patrol said that 34 year old Jeremy Head was on US 63 when his truck’s front left tire failed, causing it to travel across the median and northbound lanes before striking a tree.  He was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries.  The wreck happened at around 3:25pm Wednesday.

 

 




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November 3, 2022

 

TWO INJURED IN AUDRAIN COUNTY ACCIDENT

Two Centralia residents were injured in an accident that occurred at 8:25pm Tuesday in Audrain County.  The patrol says that 59 year old Douglas Braden was riding his motorcycle on Route M when it struck a deer, causing it to travel off the left side of the roadway and strike a ditch, ejecting the driver and his passenger.  Braden was taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries, while his passenger an 8 year old girl suffered minor injuries and was transported by private auto to an unknown hospital for treatment.

 

MULTIPLE AGENCIES INVOLVED IN ARREST AFTER SUSPECT FLED FROM MONTGOMERY CITY POLICE

This past Friday, October 28th during the early morning hours, Montgomery City Police attempted to stop a vehicle in Montgomery City and the driver fled which started a pursuit that continued through portions of Montgomery County, Callaway County, and entered Audrain County. During the pursuit, the suspect traveled onto Audrain Road 821 and near 823, turned his vehicle around and drove toward the pursuing officers. A Callaway County Sheriff’s vehicle was struck, causing minor damage. The suspect then hit an Audrain County Sheriff’s vehicle head on, causing extensive damage and knocking the Deputy unconscious. As the other officers on scene tended to the deputies involved, the suspect fled on foot. An extensive search of the area by K9 Units and a Missouri State Highway Patrol helicopter did not reveal the suspect’s location. The suspect was identified by a passenger in the suspect vehicle as Michael J. Brooks, formerly of Mexico, but now believed to be staying in the Auxvasse or Kingdom City area. Arrest warrants were issued for Brooks for 2 counts of 1st Degree Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, 2 counts of Armed Criminal Action, 1 count of Property Damage over $25,000 and Failure to Yield to Emergency vehicles. A second warrant was also issued by the Missouri Board of Probation and Parole as Brooks was on parole for 1st Degree Burglary. Brooks was later taken into custody at the Casey's store on East Liberty in Mexico after an alert citizen saw Brooks coming out of the woods behind the store. At last report Brooks is in the Audrain County Jail.

 

COLUMBIA POLICE CONTINUE INVESTIGATION INTO SHOOTING

Columbia Police are continuing to investigate an incident of shots fired with injury that occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 29 in the 200 block of Old 63 North. Officers arrived on scene and located an adult male with an apparent gunshot wound. Officers provided medical aid to the individual until EMS arrived on scene to transport him to a local hospital. There is no suspect information to release at this time. If anyone has information to share on this incident, please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652. Or call CrimeStoppers at 573.875.8477 to give information without providing your name, number or other identifying information.

 

 




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November 2, 2022

 

LOUISIANA DRIVER HURT IN MONDAY AFTERNOON WRECK

66 year old Daniel Murry of Louisiana sustained moderate injuries after a one-vehicle wreck Monday afternoon in Lincoln County.  State troopers said it happened at around 2pm Monday as he was on Route C when his dump truck traveled off the right side of the road, returned to the roadway and the undercarriage of the dump truck struck the roadway, causing it to skid and overturned.  He was taken to SSM Health Center St. Joseph in Lake St. Louis for treatment.

 

MAN INJURED IN EARLY TUESDAY MORNING ACCIDENT

A Chamois man was injured in an accident that occurred at 5:15am Tuesday in Osage County.  The patrol says that 56 year old Kevin Schaperclaus was on MO 100 when his motorcycle struck a deer that was standing in the roadway.  He was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

LOUISIANA POLICE CHIEF RELEASED FROM JAIL

Louisiana Police Chief William Jones has been released from the Lincoln County Jail after posting bond this past Friday. Jones was arrested on October 19 and charged with trafficking drugs in the second degree, 2 counts of tampering with physical evidence in felony prosecution, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, and stealing a controlled substance/meth and manufacturing material, all felony charges and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.

   

MODOT EXTENDS OVERWIDTH HAULING PERMIT TO AID HAY MOVEMENT

Continued drought conditions through much of the state have prompted the Missouri Department of Transportation to extend the special overwidth hauling permit for hay at no cost through Dec. 1, 2022. Loads must be of legal height, length and weight. Permits can be requested online using the MoDOT Carrier Express online service. To have the fee waived, customers can write a comment on the application about the fee waiver or call in when submitting their application to have the agent waive the fee.

Before hauling, drivers must apply for the special overwidth permit for loads that exceed 8 feet 6 inches in width and map their route to avoid work zones, bridges and other areas that have weight, narrow lane or height restrictions. This information, as well as a special bridge and height restriction view, is available on the MoDOT Traveler Information Map at www.modot.org.

MoDOT’s waiver and special overwidth permit allows drivers in Missouri to:

  • Obtain the permit at no cost.
  • Haul hay loads of up to 12 feet 6 inches in width using a blanket permit. Haul hay loads up to 14 feet in width using a single-trip permit.
  • Move hay during holiday periods and at night. At night, or when visibility is less than 500 feet, drivers must use a reflective, oversized load sign and clearance lights instead of the normal flags required at the edges of the load.

 




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November 1, 2022

 

ROUTES IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY TO CLOSE FOR CULVERT REPLACEMENTS

Weather permitting, MoDOT crews will be performing culvert replacements on Routes in Montgomery County.

Route NN- November 1, the road will be closed at Fisher Road to Honey Locust between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Route ZZ- November 2, the road will be closed at Bethel Road to Sulgrove Road between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

 

Motorists will need to use alternate routes for closures during these times. Signs and message boards will be in place to alert motorists, as all work is weather dependent, and schedules are subject to change.

 

CALIFORNIA, MO COUPLE KILLED IN TWO VEHICLE CRASH SATURDAY NIGHT

A man and woman from California, MO were killed Saturday night in Moniteau County. The patrol said it happened on US 50, 58 feet west of Cross Lane Road just before 7 pm Saturday night. Richard E. Manning, 79 was the driver and Mary L. Manning, age 74, both of California, was the occupant when their eastbound car crashed into a grain truck driven by 26 year old Benjamin A. Knipp of Tipton was also eastbound and starting to make a left hand turn when his truck was hit from behind. Both Richard and Mary Manning were pronounced deceased at the scene. The other driver was not injured.

 

TWO HANNIBAL RESIDENTS TREATED FOR MINOR INJURIES

The patrol said two people from Hannibal were treated at an area hospital following a single vehicle wreck Saturday during the noon hour. The report said 73 year old Donna S. Stroud failed to maintain control of her eastbound vehicle on I-70 near the 153.2 mile marker in Callaway County. The auto traveled off the roadway and struck a guardrail. A passenger, 73 year old Leslie E. Stroud also had minor injuries. Both were transported by Callaway County EMS to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

 

 




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October 28, 2022

 

COLUMBIA MAN INJURED IN THURSDAY MORNING ACCIDENT

A Columbia man was injured in an accident that occurred at 8:30am Thursday in Boone County.  The patrol says that 34 year old Radley Roberts was on US 63 when he swerved to miss a vehicle crossing at the intersection.  He was transported by private auto to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

COLUMBIA MAN ARRESTED FOR ENTICEMENT OF A CHILD

On Wednesday detectives with the Columbia Police Department’s Special Victims Unit and Special Investigations Division arrested Cory Rickenbaugh, 51, of Columbia for enticement of a child. Through an investigation conducted in partnership with the Boone County Children’s Division and other members of a multi-agency team, investigators learned of numerous sexually explicit conversations and images exchanged between Rickenbaugh and his victim, a child under age 15. The Columbia Police Department and the detectives of the Special Victims Unit remain committed to thoroughly investigating allegations of sexual assault and rape. Suspects of these crimes will be relentlessly pursued and arrested. If anyone has information to share on this incident, please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652. Or call CrimeStoppers at 573.875.8477 to give information without providing your name, number or other identifying information.

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT  

For the period: 10/14/2022 – 10/20/2022

 

Halloween is coming fast and it sounds like children will be out trick or treating, probably from Saturday, Oct. 29th through Monday, Oct. 31st. During this time, please be vigilant when driving and watch for children crossing the streets. Pull in and out of driveways slowly and use caution when passing cars that are stopped on the street, they may be loading or unloading children. Children should carry a flashlight or glow stick and it’s always a good idea to label costumes with your name, your child's name, address, and phone number, just in case you get separated.

·         On October 14, 2022, Deputies stopped a vehicle on Highway 19 near Auchly Road. Deputies reported the vehicle was traveling 11 mph over the speed limit. Upon making contact with the juvenile driver it was discovered the juvenile only had a Driver’s Instruction Permit. The juvenile was taken into custody, issued a summons for Speeding and Driving w/o a Valid License, and later released to a guardian.

·         On October 14, 2022, Deputies were called to the area of Hwy V for a stolen vehicle that contained two firearms. Deputies learned a local farmer was cutting beans and his truck was stolen from the field he was working in. Deputies made contact with On-Star who was able to locate the truck in Ferguson, Missouri. On-Star shut the truck off and upon law enforcement arriving on scene, the truck had been set on fire and was fully engulfed in flames. The vehicle was later towed and the owner was notified.

·         On October 16, 2022, Deputies and the State Patrol responded to a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 70, near the 185 mile marker. While responding to the accident, Communications advised the driver involved in the accident, exited the vehicle, and was stumbling around. Witnesses further advised the driver appeared to be intoxicated. Law Enforcement arrived on scene and while the Trooper conducted the investigation, Deputies directed traffic. Deputies reported the driver started fighting with the Trooper as he was trying to effect an arrest. Deputies assisted and after a short struggle the driver was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated.

·         On October 18, 2022, Deputies stopped a vehicle on Highway V near Bellflower. Upon making contact with the driver, deputies reported a strong odor of marijuana. After further investigation, deputies seized two plastic container of Methamphetamine and medication that was identified as Alprazolam which is a Schedule IV Controlled Substance. The passenger of the vehicle was arrested, transported to the Montgomery County Jail, and charges were filed for 2 Cts. Of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

 

Calls for the Week:

 

·         Unwanted Subject – Montgomery City

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – Montgomery City

·         Public Service Request – Bellflower

·         School Visit – Wellsville

·         Medical – Wellsville

·         Property Damage – Montgomery City

·         Assist MSHP

·         Unwanted Subject – Montgomery City

·         Disturbance – Montgomery City

·         Special Assignment – Wellsville

·         Public Service Request – Montgomery City

·         Stolen Vehicle – Montgomery City

·         Suspicious Activity – Montgomery City

·         Motorist Assist – New Florence

·         Assault – Montgomery City

·         Suspicious Activity – Jonesburg

·         Traffic Hazard – Rhineland

·         Animal Complaint – Montgomery City

·         Public Service Request – Montgomery City

·         Suspicious Activity – Bellflower

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – Rhineland

·         Motorist Assist – Montgomery City

·         911 Accidental – New Florence

·         Citizen Assist – New Florence

·         Suspicious Vehicle – New Florence

·         Information – Montgomery City

·         Disturbance – Bellflower

·         Disturbance – Montgomery City

·         Public Service Request – Jonesburg

·         Check Well Being – High Hill

·         Public Service Request – Montgomery City

·         Stolen Vehicle – High Hill

·         Information – Montgomery City

·         Information – Montgomery City

·         Property Damage – Montgomery City

·         Information – Montgomery City

·         Information – Montgomery City

·         Suspicious Activity – High Hill

·         Information – Montgomery City

·         Medical – New Florence

·         Public Service Request – New Florence

·         Alarm – Montgomery City

·         Loitering/Vagrancy – Montgomery City

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – I 70

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – I 70

·         Traffic Hazard – I 70

·         Traffic Hazard – I 70

·         Medical – Montgomery City

·         Traffic Hazard – I 70

·         Property Damage – High Hill

·         Abandoned Vehicle – New Florence

·         Open Door – Rhineland

·         Motorist Assist – Danville

·         Assist MSHP

·         Check Well Being – Bellflower

·         Suspicious Vehicle – Martinsburg

·         Information – High Hill

·         Attempt to Contact – Bellflower

·         Attempt to Contact - Bellflower

·         Motorist Assist – Wellsville

·         Alarm – Jonesburg

·         Juvenile Complaint – Montgomery City

·         Suspicious Activity – Bellflower

·         Arrest Attempt – New Florence

·         Harassment – New Florence

·         Arrest Attempt – New Florence

·         Check Well Being – New Florence

·         911 Accidental – Montgomery City

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – Montgomery City

·         Animal Complaint – Montgomery City

·         Arrest – Montgomery City

·         Stealing – Middletown

·         Alarm – Wellsville

·         VIN Verification – Montgomery City

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – Jonesburg

·         Public Service Request – McKittrick

·         Motorist Assist – Montgomery City

·         Check Well Being – Middletown

·         Runaway Juvenile – Middletown

·         Suspicious Vehicle – Montgomery City

·         Motor Vehicle Accident – New Florence

·         Abandoned Vehicle – Montgomery City

·         Unwanted Subject – High Hill

·         Public Service Request – New Florence

·         Check Well Being – Montgomery City

·         Driving w/o Valid License - Montgomery City

·         Civil Matter - Montgomery City

·         Towed Vehicle - Montgomery City

·         Tamper W Motor Vehicle - Montgomery City

·         Driving While Intoxicated - Jonesburg

·         Property Damage - Montgomery County

·         Assist MSHP - Danville

·         Driving While Revoked - Montgomery County

·         Possess Control Substance - Bellflower

·         Warrant Arrest - New Florence

·         Driving While Revoked - New Florence

·         Burglary - Middletown

·         Runaway Juvenile - Middletown

 

 




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October 27, 2022

 

TEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN PIKE COUNTY WRECK

A Bowling Green teen was seriously injured in a one-vehicle wreck Wednesday morning in Pike County.  MSHP reports that a 17 year old boy was on US 54 when his van traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree.  He was taken to Pike County Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.

 

COLUMBIA POLICE RESPOND TO POTENTIAL HOSTAGE SITUATION

At approximately 6 p.m. Tuesday October 25th Columbia Police were dispatched to the 600 block of Lyon Street in response to a reported potential hostage situation. Officers learned that an adult female had texted a friend that she did not feel free to leave a residence. Upon arrival, officers attempted to make contact with the individuals inside the residence. An adult male later identified as the suspect briefly exited the residence and then returned inside. Shortly after, the adult female was able to leave the residence without incident. Officers attempted to convince the suspect to exit the residence, but he refused. After approximately two and a half hours, officers entered the residence and were able to take the suspect into custody. Police say this is an ongoing investigation and the identity of the suspect will be released at a later time.

 

THREE INJURED, ONE SERIOUSLY IN TUESDAY AFTERNOON ACCIDENT

Three females from Linn, MO were injured, one seriously in an accident that occurred at 4:20pm Tuesday in Osage County.  The patrol says that the accident happened on US 50 at County Road 801 as 47 year old Theresa Heavin pulled into the path of a car driven by a 16 year old girl.  The woman sustained serious injuries, while the teen driver and her passenger a 15 year old girl suffered moderate injuries.  All three were transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

 

 

 




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October 26, 2022

 

FIRE IN MEXICO MONDAY MORNING

Monday morning at 11:38 am, Mexico Department of Public Safety was called to the 900 block of South Olive regarding a residential fire.  The first arriving officers found smoke coming from the second floor. The fire was located in a bedroom and extinguished with damage to the second floor bedroom, and smoke throughout the home. The fire appeared to have started in the bedroom. The investigation continues. There were no injuries reported.

 

MAN KILLED, WOMAN INJURED IN TUESDAY MORNING ACCIDENT

A man was killed and a woman was injured in an accident that occurred at 10:35am Tuesday in Lewis County.  The patrol says that 76 year old Raymond Reid of Jefferson, TX was on US 61 when his truck hydroplaned off the right side of the roadway, struck a rock bluff and overturned.  He was taken to Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL where he died from his injuries a short time later.  Meanwhile his passenger, 72 year old Elan Reid of Cedar Rapids, IA was also taken to Blessing Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

PISTON AUTOMOTIVE TO EXPAND IN WENTZVILLE, INVESTING MORE THAN $10 MILLION AND CREATING 204 NEW JOBS

Piston Automotive, a subsidiary of the Piston Group and the world’s largest automotive assembly supplier, has announced it will open a facility in Wentzville, investing more than $10 million and creating 204 new jobs. The company’s new location will increase Piston Automotive’s capacity for producing a variety of components for automotive manufacturers.

Piston Automotive is a leading assembler of complex modules for automotive interior, exterior, electrification, powertrain, and chassis, with revenue exceeding $2 billion and more than 1,000 employees. With headquarters located in Redford, Michigan, the company has strategic proximity to the nation’s major automotive manufacturing centers, serving both North America and Europe. The company was recently awarded a contract with General Motors to assemble front struts, cooling modules, rear suspensions, center consoles, brake corners, and headliners for the GM Colorado and Canyon trucks. General Motors’ Wentzville Assembly is located just 2 miles from the site of Piston Automotive’s new location.

 

 




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October 25, 2022

 

DRIVERS INJURED IN ST. CHARLES COUNTY ACCIDENT

Both drivers were injured in an accident that occurred at around 3:45am Monday in St. Charles County.  The patrol says that 57 year old Glenn Frasca of Weldon Spring was on Highway 94 and stopped at a steady red signal as 64 year old Lori Taylor of St. Charles tried to avoid his car but her car struck his car in the rear.  She sustained moderate injuries and was taken to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital in Lake St. Louis for treatment, while the man was taken to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis for treatment of minor injuries.